NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 4: J.P. Dumont #71, Vernon Fiddler #38, Shea Weber #6, Ryan Suter #20 and Jason Arnott #19 of the Nashville Predators celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 4, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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