Kalman: Bruins Make Value Draft Picks, Should Do The Same In Signing, TradesBruins received the hurtful news Saturday that star wing Ilya Kovalchuk had chosen to sign with the Los Angeles Kings instead of three other bidders, including the Bruins.
From Jacksonville Lizard Kings To Boston Bruins, Cassidy's Coaching Style Is Two Decades In The MakingAlthough he’s a heavy underdog going up against Vegas’ Gerard Gallant, who led an expansion team to a Pacific Division title and then the Stanley Cup final (voting is completed before the postseason), Cassidy is being recognized as one of the elite coaches in the game Wednesday in Las Vegas.
Kalman: Three Bruins Thoughts For NHL Draft WeekWith activity picking up, here are a few Bruins-related thoughts.
Kalman: Bruins' Schaller Worthy Of Raise After Showing Improvement In 2017-18It would be a shame if the Bruins and forward Tim Schaller, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, don’t come to terms on a new contract.
Finnish Elite League Teammates, Opponents Impressed With Bruins Prospect Urho VaakanainenWhile he still has to fill out his 6-foot frame and work on his shot, players who witnessed Vaakanainen play this season unanimously said his skating is NHL caliber.
Backes Not Meeting Monetary Expectations, But Still Fulfilling Role In Leadership & Production For BruinsAlthough David Backes hasn’t come close to living up to the money, he may have given the Bruins what they expected to receive when they landed him as an unrestricted free agent.
Kalman: Neely, Jacobs In Win-Now Mode But Now Must Make Right Moves To Maintain GoodwillTwo years removed from missing the Stanley Cup playoffs for a second straight year, the Bruins have built themselves back up to a level of prominence where losing in the second round of the postseason is seen as a positive.
Bruins’ Best Bet This Offseason May Be To Keep Riding Youth MovementThere’s really no reason at this point to be scared of youth.
It’s Worth Believing Bruins’ Marchand Has Finally Seen The LightBrad Marchand has apologized before, only to go off the rails at a later date. Matt Kalman believes this time is different.
Debunking Myths Surrounding Bruins Since Their Game 5 Loss To LightningThere are a lot of myths floating around social media and sports radio concerning the Boston Bruins. Matt Kalman debunks those misconceptions.
Kalman: Bruins' Overreliance On Just One Line Brought Season To End Of The LineAt the top of that list of who to blame for the series loss was every forward not named Bergeron, Marchand or Pastrnak.
Kalman: Forget Licks And Missed Calls - Bruins Just Not Playing Well EnoughBrad Marchand's licking of opponents embarrasses his team and his organization, especially when he does it while an opponent is trying to get him to respond for a borderline low hit, writes Matt Kalman.