NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Mike Craig, Senior Manager Facilities Operations for the NHL, sprays a coat of paint over the ice during the rink build for the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series Games at Yankee Stadium on January 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The games are scheduled to be played on Sunday, January 26, 2014 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014. (Photo by Jared Silber/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