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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    Torey Krug Boston Bruins
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    November 28, 2019 - 10:50 am
    Here are Thanksgiving report cards for the Bruins defensemen: Brandon Carlo: A Already the Bruins have gotten seven points out of the one of the best up-and-coming shutdown defenders in the league. The fact that he was willing to sign for just two years as a restricted free agent prior to the...
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    Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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    November 28, 2019 - 10:38 am
    Here are Thanksgiving report cards for the Bruins goalies: Jaroslav Halak: A This might be general manager Don Sweeney’s best signing, both because of how Halak has performed since joining Boston as an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2018, and how his play has helped buy Tuukka Rask well-deserved...
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    David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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    November 28, 2019 - 10:20 am
    Here are Thanksgiving report cards for the Bruins forwards: David Backes: B Can’t knock such a good guy down when he’s out of action, and $6 million cap hit aside, Backes was showing he could be a decent bottom-six forward before he was injured. Patrice Bergeron: A Consider that he’s obviously been...
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    Charlie Coyle Torey Krug Brad Marchand David Pastrnak Danton Heinen Boston Bruins
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    November 27, 2019 - 10:19 pm
    The year is 2022. David Krejci is one year removed from his last season with the Bruins , and he had a pretty good season for a 36-year-old second-line center behind Connor McDavid in Edmonton. The Bruins have just held a press conference to announce the retirement of Patrice Bergeron, who battled...
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    Charlie Coyle Boston Bruins
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    November 27, 2019 - 3:47 pm
    Although some Bruins fans may be more concerned with getting defenseman Torey Krug or goaltender Jaroslav Halak signed before they can become unrestricted free agents July 1, two other potential UFAs signed extensions to stay in Boston on Wednesday. Forward Charlie Coyle signed for six years at a...
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    Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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    November 27, 2019 - 2:08 pm
    Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with friends and family, so it was obvious that The Skate Podcast co-hosts Matt Kalman and Ken Laird had to invite Dale Arnold, co-host of The Dale & Keefe Show and NESN Bruins studio host, to join the podcast that he actually started before passing it on to...
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    Jake DeBrusk Danton Heinen David Pastrnak Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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    November 26, 2019 - 10:20 pm
    David Pastrnak got his sixth regular season NHL hat trick in the Bruins’ 8-1 rout of Montreal, but those weren’t the most important goals Boston scored at Bell Centre on Tuesday. No, the most crucial goals for the Bruins’ fortunes were not the three scored by Pastrnak or the one scored by Brad...
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    Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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    November 26, 2019 - 10:04 am
    Zdeno Chara doesn’t know when the tradition started, or exactly what the purpose is, but sometimes he does wonder why he’s the target of boos every time he touches the puck during a game in most opponents’ arenas. “I don’t know where, but I remember I did say that. Must’ve been last year. I was...
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    Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins
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    November 25, 2019 - 1:49 pm
    The Bruins headed on a Patrice Bergeron -less two-game road trip Monday. Bergeron, who missed the Bruins’ games Nov. 16 and 19 with a lower-body injury, did not travel with Boston to Montreal and he will not face the Canadiens on Tuesday or the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. “Lower body, not going...
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    Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins
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    November 24, 2019 - 2:59 pm
    The Bruins unveiled their new third sweater Sunday, their first alternate sweater since they wore their 2016 Winter Classic jersey as an alternate during the 2016-17 season. The new sweater was describe by the Bruins in a press release as on that “pays homage to the club’s rich heritage, harkening...
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