CALGARY, AB - APRIL 11: Adrian Aucoin #33 and Adam Pardy #55 of the Calgary Flames skate against Jean-Francois Jacques #22 and Steve MacIntyre #33 of the Edmonton Oilers on April 11, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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