Matt Kalman

Matt Kalman fell into covering the Bruins and the NHL by accident but is now well into his second decade on the beat. After creating the Bruins beat reporter position for the New England Hockey Journal, Matt went on to found TheBruinsBlog.net, the first credentialed blog devoted solely to the Bruins. Matt’s hockey coverage has also appeared on NHL.com, Forbes.com, ESPNBoston.com and in the Boston Herald, among several other publications. He is the author of “100 Things Bruins Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die” and the co-author with Dale Arnold of “If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Bruins.”

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    Karson Kuhlman Boston Bruins
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    September 19, 2019 - 4:01 pm
    Karson Kuhlman went from being an under-the-radar free-agent signing out of college a year ago to the incumbent second-line right wing for the Bruins since training camp opened last week. But Kuhlman isn’t guaranteed a spot playing with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk, never mind a spot on the...
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    Brandon Carlo Boston Bruins
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    September 17, 2019 - 7:57 pm
    You want a window? Here’s your window. Two more years of Brandon Carlo at $2.85 million with a $3.5 million salary in the second year, which will be his qualifying offer when/if he’s a restricted free agent again. Three more years of Charlie McAvoy at $4.9 million, with a whopping $7.3 million in...
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    Brandon Carlo
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    September 17, 2019 - 8:53 am
    And now the band is really back together. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has made an honest effort to keep the team that went to Game 7 of last season’s Stanley Cup Final whole, but unsigned restricted free agents were hindering his attempt to bring almost the entire team back for 2019-20. Now...
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    Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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    September 16, 2019 - 9:45 am
    Don Sweeney’s Bruins have made a trip to the second round of the playoffs in 2018 and one to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. It has taken mostly wise management by Sweeney (every GM in the league has David Backes- or Matt Beleskey-sized regrets on his ledger), and buy-in from players willing to...
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    Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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    September 15, 2019 - 9:51 am
    The Bruins’ summer-long negotiation with restricted free agent defenseman Charlie McAvoy is over just a couple days into training camp. McAvoy agreed to a three-year contract extension Sunday. He will be a RFA at the conclusion of the deal in 2022, unless he signs another extension. We have some...
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    Bruce Cassidy Boston Bruins
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    September 13, 2019 - 4:29 pm
    Bruce Cassidy had knee replacement surgery over the summer, and it didn’t take long into Bruins training camp to test it out. During a drill in the afternoon practice Friday, defenseman Alex Petrovic, a veteran in camp on a tryout agreement, crashed into Cassidy. Alex Petrovic takes out Bruce...
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    Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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    September 13, 2019 - 3:55 pm
    The bond between Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk and his dad Louie is as tight as any between father and son. One can’t forget Louie bursting into tears last season when Jake scored his first NHL goal. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the younger DeBrusk showed up at Bruins training camp Friday with...
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    David Backes Boston Bruins
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    September 13, 2019 - 7:30 am
    Don’t pity David Backes. He still has his health, still has two seasons left on his contract, and the savings the Bruins would get if they tried to bury the 35-year-old in Providence of the American League would be worth the effort. Can’t say the same for former Bruins free agent bust Matt Beleskey...
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    Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins
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    September 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm
    Patrice Bergeron revealed earlier this week that his balky groin needed a Platelet Rich Plasma injection in July but was still bothering entering training camp. Although he’s been skating semi-regularly, Bergeron was unsure Thursday if he’d be able to join the rest of the Bruins for their first on-...
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