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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    Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
    Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
    August 20, 2019 - 9:54 am
    Is Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask over the Game 7 loss to the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final? Speaking on The Greg Hill Show during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Tuesday, more than two months since that heartbreaking defeat, Rask explained his current feelings on the matter. “...
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    Torey Krug Boston Bruins
    Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
    August 18, 2019 - 7:49 pm
    The NHL Network continued its offseason top 20 lists Sunday with a list of the league’s best defensemen , and the Bruins were well-represented. Previously Patrice Bergeron was among the top 20 centers , and Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak made the network’s list of wings . Unsigned restricted free...
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    Kevan Miller Boston Bruins
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    August 17, 2019 - 6:47 pm
    The Bruins missed injured defenseman Kevan Miller in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, especially when the eventual Cup champion St. Louis Blues raised the physicality level of the series. Now it looks like the Bruins will be continuing to miss Miller into training camp and possibly the start of the...
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    Brett Ritchie Boston Bruins
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    August 15, 2019 - 3:06 pm
    After he signed unrestricted free agent forward Brett Ritchie on July 1, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was quick to lower expectations that Ritchie would be the impact right wing Boston has been shopping for the past couple years. Sweeney acknowledged that Ritchie scored 16 goals in 2016-17,...
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    Shawn Thornton Florida Panthers
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    August 12, 2019 - 7:44 pm
    MIDDLETON, Massachusetts -- The “Mayor of Charlestown” got a boost from the actual Mayor of Boston on Monday. For the first time in nine years of Shawn Thornton’s Putts and Punches for Parkinson’s golf tournament, Mayor Marty Walsh was among the celebrity guests, a list that included Bobby Orr, Ray...
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    Patrice Bergeron
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    August 05, 2019 - 12:08 pm
    The NHL Network has disrespected Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins center was ranked seventh on the network’s list of “Top 20 Centers Right Now,” which was revealed Sunday night. Our Top 20 Centers are... #NHLTopPlayers pic.twitter.com/gNgTUyUqyk — NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 5, 2019 A press...
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    David Backes Boston Bruins
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    July 30, 2019 - 6:08 pm
    The July 30, 2019 edition of The Skate Podcast featured co-hosts Ken Laird and Matt Kalman taking their first-ever podcast callers, and some heated debate about the Bruins’ salary-cap situation and whether it’s smart to invest more than 12 percent of a team’s salary cap in a goaltender. It’s pretty...
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    Eric Staal Minnesota Wild
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    July 30, 2019 - 4:35 pm
    Shocking news came out of Minnesota on Tuesday, when it was revealed ( first by Michael Russo of The Athletic ) that the Wild were firing general manager Paul Fenton. Fenton had been on the job for one season and was still calling the shots as recently as the NHL Draft in June and the start of free...
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