DETROIT, MI - MAY 10: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings and Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks battle for the puck behind the net during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals