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Garrioch: The Bruins and Kessel appear to be far apart on a contract

According to Bruce "Malkin to the Kings"Garrioch, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli and Phil Kessel are far from reaching a deal to re-sign the restricted free agent. Kessel is reportedly seeking a contract in the neighborhood of $5 million per season, while Chiarelli is offering something closer to David Krejci's contract ($3.5 million to $4 million per year).

The Bruins and F Phil Kessel appear to be far apart on a contract. Coming off an entry-level salary of $850,000, Kessel wants a huge raise to $5 million per season. It appears GM Peter Chiarelli wants Kessel to accept a similiar deal C David Krejci inked earlier this week -- $11.25 million over three years. If Kessel won't budge, he could be moved...