EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 3: Nail Yakupov #64, Andrew Ference #21, David Perron #57, and Mark Arcobello #26 of the Edmonton Oilers walk to the ice during warm-ups prior to an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on December 3, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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