Matt Kalman

Brett Connolly #14 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Kalman: New Contracts Offer Bruins’ Hayes, Connolly Slight Measure of Certainty

In one fell swoop, Bruins rookie general manager Don Sweeney made sure there would be no lengthy negotiating process with the team’s remaining restricted free agents.

07/06/2015

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Kalman: Day 1 Of NHL Free Agency Winners & Losers

Matt Kalman breaks down the winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL Free Agency.

07/02/2015

Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes (Photos by Getty Images)

Kalman: Sweeney Succeeds In Setting Up Bruins For This Season and Future

In need of scoring, Don Sweeney added two players who combined for 41 goals last season.

07/02/2015

Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Anything Could Happen With Bruins’ Roster When Free Agency Opens

The Bruins don’t have enough space right now to go on a shopping spree when free agency starts at noon on Wednesday, but for the first time several years the Bruins have enough space to sign a decent player if general manager Don Sweeney chooses.

07/01/2015

Don Sweeney. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Sweeney Not Rebuilding But Reinventing Bruins’ Roster-Building Philosophy

Whether you agree with Don Sweeney’s initial batch of moves or think he’s out of his mind, you have to credit him for bringing the same attributes he utilized as a player to his role as general manager of the Bruins.

06/30/2015

Zac Rinaldo (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Trade For Rinaldo Doesn’t Mesh With Bruins’ Stated Plan

Matt Kalman breaks down the trade made by the Boston Bruins for Zac Rinaldo on Monday.

06/29/2015

Jakub Zboril (L) Jake DeBrusk (C) Zach Senyshyn (R) after being selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Grading The Boston Bruins’ Draft Picks, Trades

Matt Kalman says the Bruins used the draft to both pick players they think are going to help them in the future and also to ship out players that prove their immediate plan is to worry more about their fortunes beyond the upcoming 2015-16 season.

06/27/2015

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Sweeney’s Draft-Day Moves Set Bruins Back

The moves the Bruins made Friday might make them contenders again … in 2017-18.

06/26/2015

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Deep Draft Class Should Ensure Sweeney’s Debut Goes Better Than Chiarelli’s

For the first time since 2011, the Bruins are scheduled to have a first-round pick in the top 15 at the NHL Draft.

06/25/2015

Zane McIntyre (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kalman: Zane McIntyre Makes Best Decision For Himself And Bruins

Goaltender Zane McIntyre signed his first pro contract, a two-year entry-level deal with the Bruins, on Tuesday.

06/23/2015

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