PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 24: Assistance Coaches Craig Berube and Jack Mcllhargey of the Philadelphia Flyers both wear their Hockey Fights Cancer ties during the pregame warm ups in a NHL game against the Florida Panthers on October 24, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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