GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with Henrik Zetterberg #40 after Holmstrom scored a first period power play goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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