Goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils makes a skate save on a point blank shot by Simon Gagne of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on March 1, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. Brodeur made 27 saves to earn his 100th career regular season shutout as the Devils blanked the Flyers, 3-0. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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