NESN and other supposed sports news sources report that... well, they report that the Ottawa Sun reports that... Kessel wants 5 million and that he's probably on his way out.
And I'm reporting that Kessel wants 10 million, because I like that fairytale. any takers?
"...asked about the report that Kessel was seeking a contract worth $5 million a year – which, by the way, would price him right out of the Bruins’ market, unless they unloaded a major salary to compensate — the 21-year-old forward chuckled."
“No, that’s false,” he said. “I don’t know where that gets reported from. I want to be a Bruin, so we’ll see what happens.” source
This 5 mill dollar BS is all over the internet and in print.
I guess all those other 'news sources' that reported on the Ott Sun report assumed the Ott Sun had sources. But-- read the article, people. The Ott Sun says it was just a rumor "on the boards". source
Maybe it's true, maybe it's false. But that can be said about anything. I say there's a squirrel at my door right now. I haven't looked outside and I've never seens a squirrel downtown, but it could be true!
Get serious. Do a Google search for the initial rumor (Ott Sun story: June 7th; initial rumor: ?).
5 minutes of research reveals this is a circus. Our Ott Sun dude got a rumor from this mysterious discussion board and... and that's good enough for all the other sources reporting on the story. Who's the bigger fool?
Hard to say.
I know this isn't the BBC media, but come on. Give us a reason to read sports news. If you've got nothing to report and feel a need to make stuff up, find a job in fiction.