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Matt Kalman

Brad Marchand, David Krejci, Tory Krug and Tukka Rask of Boston Bruins carry presents for the kids at Boston Children's Hospital on December 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for BCH)

Kalman: Bruins 2014-15 Schedule Swaps Hectic March For Tough December

March may not come in like a lion for the Bruins next year but they’ll be busy with more than holiday shopping in December.

06/22/2014

The Bruins' season ended in disappointment, while the Kings hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup for the second time in three years. (Photos by Jared Wickerham/Harry How/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins Roster Just Needs Tinkering To Follow Evolution Of Kings, Blackhawks

It might be a little painful to force your brain to do this type of exercise, but like they say, no pain no gain.

06/18/2014

Shawn Thornton shoves Kevin Bieksa during the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kalman: Always Remember Shawn Thornton’s 19 Seconds That Put Bruins On Path To Stanley Cup

Shawn Thornton’s unforgettable shift in Game 3 of the 2011 Cup Final only lasted 19 seconds. But what a 19 seconds it was.

06/16/2014

Bruins right wingers Jarome Iginla and Reilly Smith. (Photos by Francois Laplante and Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kalman’s Grades: Iginla, Smith Earn A’s For Bruins At Right Wing

Matt Kalman hands out his grades for the Bruins’ right wingers.

06/08/2014

Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Carl Soderberg, Gregory Campbell, Ryan Spooner (Photos by Jared Wickerham/Jeff Gross/Paul Bereswill/Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Kalman’s Grades: Bruins With Embarrassment Of Riches — And Potential Trade Bait — At Center

The rich got richer when the Bruins shifted Carl Soderberg to center.

06/03/2014

Brad Marchand (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kalman’s Grades: At Left Wing, Bruins Must Decide If Marchand Remains Reliable Top-Six Forward

Is Brad Marchand a pest or a solid all-around player?

06/02/2014

Matt Bartkowski (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kalman’s Grades: Bartkowski, Meszaros Failed To Fill The Seidenberg Void At Left Defense

Left defense turned out to be the Bruins’ Achilles’ heel come playoff time.

05/29/2014

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman’s Grades: Hamilton, Miller Succeed In Crucial Roles On Right Side Of Blue Line

The right side of the Bruins’ defense corps was rescued this season by the emergence of two inexperienced players who matured into key members of the NHL roster this season.

05/28/2014

Bruins goaltenders Niklas Svedberg, Tuukka Rask and Chad Johnson. (Photos by Marianne Helm, Bruce Bennett and Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kalman’s Grades: Bruins Get A-Efforts From Rask, Johnson In 2014

Professor Kalman starts handing out his grades for the 2013-14 Boston Bruins, beginning with their trio of netminders.

05/25/2014

Dougie Hamilton (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins Bright Spot Dougie Hamilton Headed for Elite Status

The Bruins’ season ended in failure, but the development of Dougie Hamilton is a major bright spot.

05/21/2014

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