WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 8: Goaltenders Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets and Marek Mazanec #39 of the Nashville Predators chat as they stretch during the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action at the MTS Centre on November 8, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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