CHICAGO - APRIL 16: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames looks for the puck as he skates on offense against Samuel Pahlsson #26 and Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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