BOSTON, MA - JUNE 17 : Stanley Cup Final logo on the ice before the game of the Boston Bruins against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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