NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: Members of the San Jose Sharks step onto the the ice for warm-ups prior to a game against the New York Rangers on October 19, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via 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