I know Malone's cap hit is high @ 4.5 but lower that TT @ 5 (only problem he has 3yrs left). I think if the Bruins traded TT to TB he would play. His good buddy St Louis is there to convince him. Malone plays a Bruin style game and would add some size to 3rd line and he pretty much scores atleast 20 a yr.
For this year have Malone would save the B's 500k in cap space and actually have a player in the line up for it instead of a TT dead cap hit. also JJ might like that his salary is alot lower than his cap hit.