TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators takes a shot against goaltender Riku Helenius #35 and Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on September 19, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/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