Stanley Cup Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings Team Practices
PITTSBURGH - JUNE 02: NHL top prospect John Tavares waits to meet Marian Hossa #81 of the Detroit Red Wings after the Detroit Red Wings Team Practice before Game 3 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 2, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Harry How/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