MONTREAL- OCTOBER 15: Craig Anderson #41 of the Colorado Avalanche stretches out to stop the puck on an attempt by Andrei Kostitsyn #46 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game on October 15, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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