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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    John Beecher Boston Bruins
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    July 29, 2019 - 12:21 pm
    Team USA doesn’t have a game at the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Mich., on Monday. That’s bad news for the hottest player in red, white and blue, Bruins 2019 first-round pick (No. 30) John Beecher. The skating god has been lighting it up for Team USA in his attempt to make the U.S...
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    Marc Savard Boston Bruins
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    July 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
    He’s a beloved former Bruins center who was the fan banner captain for Game 5 of the first round series against Toronto this year. But that hasn’t stopped Marc Savard from joining the team that crushed the Bruins’ dreams in June. The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Wednesday announced that...
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    John Beecher Boston Bruins
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    July 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
    Have you heard about Bruins first-round draft pick John Beecher’s skating? Of course you have. It’s the first thing anyone wants to talk about when the subject of the 30th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft’s name comes up in conversation. “I mean the skating just stands out,” were the first words...
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    David Krejci Boston Bruins
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    July 16, 2019 - 7:00 am
    Is David Krejci overpaid? Has he ever been? Of course not. Here’s what you should know so you’ll stop tweeting that ridiculous myth as though you’re some sort of senile septuagenarian with a bad combover. The contract Bruins center David Krejci was starting the last year of a three-year contract...
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    Danton Heinen Boston Bruins
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    July 11, 2019 - 6:44 pm
    In the NHL, $2.8 million buys you a 24-year-old forward that can produce 81 points in 162 career games, can be versatile enough to play on any line, on both wings, and can play responsible defense. But if Danton Heinen can be more than that for the Bruins now he’s signed a two-year contract...
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    Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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    July 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
    He’s still standing and now he has another milestone to call his own. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is now the oldest active player in the NHL at 42 years old. The distinction was passed on to Chara on Wednesday, when Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen called it a career. Cullen, who will turn 43...
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    Danton Heinen Boston Bruins
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    July 09, 2019 - 11:29 pm
    On the day the date his arbitration was set for August 3, Danton Heinen avoided arbitration altogether. The 24-year-old restricted free agent forward, who had 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) in 77 regular season games last season, and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 24 games during the...
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    Peter Cehlarik Boston Bruins
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    July 08, 2019 - 11:54 am
    On the day Marcus Johansson was making his acquaintances with the Buffalo media days after signing a two-year contract with the Sabres, the Bruins re-upped with one of his supposed potential replacements Monday. "I'm happy to do both." - Marcus Johansson on playing wing or center for Sabres. — John...
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    Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
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    July 06, 2019 - 11:29 am
    Unsurprisingly the Bruins’ holding pattern with their three restricted free agents has cost them a talented member of their Eastern Conference championship roster from a season ago. Unrestricted free agents forward Marcus Johansson has left to sign with the Atlantic Division rival Buffalo Sabres...
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    Brett Ritchie Boston Bruins
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    July 01, 2019 - 1:16 pm
    You wanted the Bruins to add some size? How’s 6-foot-4, 220 pounds sound to you? According to a report, the Bruins signed unrestricted free agent forward Brett Ritchie, whose measurements are listed above, to a one-year contract worth around $1 million a year. Brett Richie @NHLBruins 1 / approx $1M...
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