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DJ Bean grew up in Section 127 of Fenway Park thanks to his grandfather's season ticket package and has immersed himself in the Boston sports scene ever since. In addition to co-founding multi-sport draft site DraftEmpire.com, DJ has written for the Boston Metro and 890 ESPN, among other outlets. He has been writing for WEEI.com since the summer of 2009 and continues to spread the Byron Leftwich gospel on Guest Street.

 
 
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DJ Bean
07/24/2014 - 4:45pm
The Bruins were the only NHL team to take a serious look at Joe Sacco after the veteran coach was let go by the Sabres at the end of the season. Even if it was the only scenario for him to coach in the NHL this year, it certainly looked to be the best-case scenario.
DJ Bean
07/14/2014 - 7:28am
Here’s a semi-far-fetched theory: What if the Bruins had next season in mind when they made their first-round pick last month?
DJ Bean
07/13/2014 - 7:44am
It’s been a while since the Bruins had three forward spots in their lineup up for grabs. The offseason is far from over and those spots may be filled one way or another, but if cap limitations require them to be filled internally, the B’s have enough candidates to create a wide-open competition. 
DJ Bean
07/11/2014 - 9:24am
Zane Gothberg caught himself using a cliche when describing his development this week at Bruins development camp.  "Good things take time," the 21-year-old goalie said.  That might summarize the Bruins' organizational goaltending depth perfectly. 
DJ Bean
07/07/2014 - 2:06am
It's bad enough for Bruins fans that the offseason came as early as it did. Now they're realizing with each passing day that it might be a pretty boring one. 
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 10:40pm
At the end of the day, Peter Chiarelli determined that Jarome Iginla wasn’t worth the roster shakeup it would have taken to sign him.
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 1:55am
With mere hours to go before the start of free agency, nothing has changed since breakup day. Well, that’s not entirely true. Decisions to not retain Shawn Thornton and Chad Johnson were made, but with the first day of free agency here, the story is the same as it was back in May. It’s one person, and it’s Jarome Iginla.
DJ Bean
06/28/2014 - 1:56am
The start of the NHL draft is all about optimism. If you have a first-round pick, the day is filled with ideas of hope and what wonderful things may be ahead for your team.  The Bruins had a bad day. 
DJ Bean
06/25/2014 - 1:40am
Tuesday night’s NHL Awards had to be tough to watch for Bruins fans. 
DJ Bean
06/23/2014 - 7:07pm
When Peter Chiarelli said Monday that he didn’t plan on using compliance buyouts this offseason -- his last chance at wiping as many as two contracts off the Bruins’ books with no cap penalty -- the social media response looked like Season 1 American Idol voting. Kelly. Kelly.  Kelly. 
DJ Bean
06/17/2014 - 2:37am
Shawn Thornton’s departure represents a change for the Bruins, but it’s far from an admission that they need to change. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2014 - 11:03am
The salary cap has not yet been determined for next season, but that doesn’t mean the Bruins’ plan of attack shouldn’t be set for this summer.
DJ Bean
06/13/2014 - 11:45am
Peter Chiarelli’s words Friday morning were a little more interesting than simply squashing a rumor that was picking up steam amongst rightfully bored Bruins fans. He didn’t say he wasn’t trading Brad Marchand for Patrick Marleau; he said he wasn’t trading him for anyone. 
DJ Bean
05/22/2014 - 12:20am
The Bruins could have saved themselves a headache if they just did what they were supposed to do and won. 
DJ Bean
05/18/2014 - 12:02pm
Milan Lucic’s season didn’t end the way he wanted it to, but even the Stanley Cup wouldn’t have changed what was a reputation-tarnishing season for Boston’s bruising forward. 
DJ Bean
05/17/2014 - 12:57am
The Zdeno Chara problem isn’t what you think it is. 
DJ Bean
05/15/2014 - 12:46am
Whatever you want to call the unceremonious ending to the Bruins' season, know that the safest bet is to call it a shame. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- The time for missed chances is over. For the Bruins, it's win or stay home, do what's been expected of you all season or choke, advance or waste an opportunity to go for the Cup with one of your best players nearing a return. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:29pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:24pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 7:27pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 12:40am
The Bruins do not have the Canadiens right where they want them. If they did, the Habs wouldn’t have even been in Boston Saturday night for the Bruins’ Game 5 win, but rather still in Montreal prepping for their breakup day after being swept. 
DJ Bean
05/09/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- There must be no cooler feeling than to do what Matt Fraser did Thursday night. The kid who dominates the AHL but hasn't cracked the NHL for good yet -- though not for lack of trying -- gets the call for his first playoff game and scores the biggest goal of his life in overtime of a crucial game in the league's best rivalry. 
DJ Bean
05/07/2014 - 3:47pm
BROSSARD, Quebec -- Carey Price is a great goaltender. He's even better when he doesn't have to deal with shots from the point. 
DJ Bean
05/06/2014 - 11:42pm
MONTREAL -- You probably have a lot of opinions about the Canadiens, but one thing you should know about them is that they're opportunistic. The Lightning know it after being swept in the first round, and the Bruins should now know well that the Habs take what you give them.  In Game 3, the Bruins gave them too much. 


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

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Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

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Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

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The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

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Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Chris Mad Dog Russo on the MLB trade deadline 8-1-14

Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.

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Three For All: Tim calls an Arena League NOT Top-10 play, 8-1-14

Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

The dust settles on a wild trade deadline day, 8-1-14

8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.

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Dale and Holley's Four at Four - BAD trade deadline deals edition 7-31-14

We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.

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