Muzz, Axe and Kessel package?
As a rumor site, I am obligated to put everything I read out there here, so here it is, according to http://www.theinsideronpittsburghsports.com, (scroll down) the Bruins are offering Kessel, Muzz and Axelsson in hopes that a team will take the 2 salaries along with Kessel.
Matt's Take: And that is 100% BS. Because, first off, the Bruins are not going to deal Kessel unless it nets them a guy like Bouwmeester, or a top 10 player in the league. 2nd off, why would the Bruins deal Kessel now in order to sign Hossa, when they could have traded for him in February FOR KESSEL? Also, Axelsson isn't dead salary. As much crap as fans give him, he is one of the best defensive forwards in the league, he scores 13-20 goals a season and look at the Bruins record last season without him. His 1.85 million salary is minimal, and for what he brings, is worth it. Alberts make 600k less and he does nothing (Hal Gill 2.0). If they are going to take off 1+ million, dump Alberts. And for all the talk about Murray, if no one will take Bertuzzi and his 4 million salary, I doubt there are any takers for Murray and his less stats and bigger contract.