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Matt Kalman

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

Milan Lucic wrestles with Alexei Emelin; Brad Marchand tussles with Brendan Gallagher. (Photos by Jared Wickerham/Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Maturity Of Marchand, Lucic The Key Question For Chiarelli’s Future Planning

There’s another element of the game Chiarelli and Neely would be wise to focus on — the level of maturity the Bruins need proportional to their talents and their style of play.

05/20/2014

General Manager of the Boston Bruins, Peter Chiarelli (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Accountable Chiarelli Must Learn From Mistakes Made With Bruins D Corps

The fan base and organization should take solace in knowing the GM is willing to adapt and learn from his gaffes.

05/16/2014

Dale Weise celebrates his Game 7 goal vs. Boston. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kalman: Bruins’ Overxuberance Proves Costly, As Habs Use Added Motivation To Take Series

The Bruins may have crossed the line from exuberance to taunting in their series vs. Montreal. It came back to bite them.

05/15/2014

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