LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Travis Moen #24 of the San Jose Sharks has his shot blocked by goalie Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings as Peter Harrold #5 defends during the first period on April 11, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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