Capitals News: Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen still angry about Dan Bylsma firing in Pittsburgh

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen spent four years with the Pittsburgh Penguins before joining the Caps this offseason, and he's still steaming over the way Pens management handled the dismissal of former Pens coach Dan Bylsma.

“The organization can say whatever it wants, that it wasn't sure what it wanted to do, all that stuff,” he said, via Josh Yohe of “But it was (bull).

“It's not like Dan (Bylsma) was a chump or something, but that's how he was treated. He won you guys a Cup, you know?”

Niskanen left the Penguins for the Capitals in free agency this offseason after Bylsma was unceremoniously axed in June, and he will get his first chance at facing his old team when Washington travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

With a big chip still on Niskanen's shoulder, Saturday's big Metropolitan Division clash will take on added weight.

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