2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Team Practice Sessions
ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 31: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Colton Orr #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs works out during Toronto's practice session the day before the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on December 31, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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