Matt Kalman

Reilly Smith (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Kalman: Chiarelli Pays Smith Top Dollar, Making GM’s Offseason Work All The More Difficult

The Bruins have given forward Reilly Smith the candy, but they’re banking on him still swinging at the piñata and beating it to a broken, decrepit pulp.

03/06/2015

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kalman: Shootouts Are Bad, Bruins’ Performance In Them Is Worse

There are two words to describe the Bruins’ shootout performances: terrible and consistent.

03/05/2015

Patrice Bergeron (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Chiarelli, Bruins Players Believe In Current Roster — Albeit With Modest Goals

The best thing the Bruins might have going for them right now is solidarity.

03/03/2015

Peter Chiarelli. (WBZ-TV)

Kalman: Chiarelli’s Moves Send Mixed Messages On Deadline Day

You can’t blame Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli for not paying what he considered exorbitant prices for rental players on the trade market.

03/02/2015

Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kalman: Spooner, Pastrnak, Ferlin Making Bruins Feel Young Again

The trio of David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner and Brian Ferlin are providing much-needed enthusiasm for a struggling Boston Bruins squad.

02/28/2015

Niklas Svedberg (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Kalman: Niklas Svedberg Confident Despite Scarce Playing Time From Bruins

So much of goaltending is based on confidence. It seems like everything the Bruins have done this season has been aimed at tearing down Svedberg’s pride.

02/26/2015

Milan Lucic (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Milan Lucic’s Stretch Run Will Determine Bruins’ Fate, His Future Home

Milan Lucic has made it tough on Boston by not meeting expectations.

02/25/2015

David Krejci (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Kalman: David Krejci Comeback Only Happens If His Injury Doesn’t Kill Bruins

For David Krejci to have any reason to return to the lineup, the healthy Bruins are going to have to step up.

02/24/2015

Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Kalman: Bergeron Prevented Bruins Meltdown Before Routing Blackhawks

There have been so many nights when most of the Bruins have skated as though their shorts were on fire and center Patrice Bergeron looked like a brave firefighter running into danger to extinguish the flames.

02/22/2015

Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins Put Subban In Position To Fail, And He Did

Like defenseman Adam McQuaid and forward Seth Griffith before him during this uneven Bruins season, goaltender Malcolm Subban was put in a position to fail Friday night in St. Louis.

02/21/2015

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