The week has come to an end and fireworks are still in the air. While the news was not as hot and heavy as the beginning of the week, there was still plenty to report. Nikita Gusev thought it was a good idea to speak out against his former club. While Jesse Puljujärvi is willing to holdout in his native Finland until he gets a trade elsewhere. While the Boston Bruins are prepared just in case Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo decide to hold out. Not to mention all the salary arbitration hearings that happened on Friday. Here is the news for Saturday, August 3rd.
Jesse Puljujarvi still wants out of Edmonton even though his ultimate goal is to play in North America. He would rather sign a contract to play in Finland rather than go back to Edmonton as he told a local Finnish paper. (Sporting News)
Newly acquired New Jersey Devils forward Nikita Gusev did not hold back words when speaking about his former club the Vegas Golden Knights to Igor Eronko of sports-express.ru. He is also really excited to join the Devils. (NHL.com)
Matt Cullen will stay with the organization he helped win two Stanley Cups even after retirement. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Cullen would the join the staff in a player development role. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The clock continues to tick closer to the start of training camp and the Boston Bruins will prepare for defenseman Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo to be holdouts. (Boston Hockey Now)
McAvoy and Carlo are not the only issues facing the Bruins going forward. As a matter of fact, Head Coach Bruce Cassidy is in the final year of his contract and Team President Cam Neely would like to get that done immediately. (Boston Hockey Now)
As the salary arbitration hearing approaches for Jake McCabe and the Buffalo Sabres, the two sides exchanged salary numbers and the two sides are worlds apart. (Buffalo News)