Carolina Hurricanes v Pittsburgh Penguins, Game One
PITTSBURGH - MAY 18: Head coach Paul Maurice of the Carolina Hurricanes addresses the media following Game One of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 18, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Hurricanes 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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