TORONTO - OCTOBER 17: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers shoots during warmup before playing the Toronto Maple Leafs during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on October 17, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . (Photo by Abelimages/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