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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
05/09/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- There must be no cooler feeling than to do what Matt Fraser did Thursday night.
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. 
DJ Bean
05/05/2014 - 12:47am
Special teams have played a big role in the second-round series between the Bruins and Canadiens. 
DJ Bean
05/03/2014 - 6:00pm
You can't call what the Bruins did in Game 2 Saturday against the Canadiens a comeback for the ages, as the Bruins come back too often for anything short of Game 7 against the Maple Leafs to stand the test of time. 
DJ Bean
05/02/2014 - 2:09am
There are no good losses in the postseason. There are only wins and steps toward elimination.  The Bruins' 4-3 double-overtime loss in Game 1 of the second round was a step toward elimination, but let's be real: If they play like that every game this series, they won't need to worry about getting bounced. 
DJ Bean
04/30/2014 - 8:41pm
Patrice Bergeron has earned a reputation for winning, but before it all, he was an 18-year-old rookie playing against the Montreal Canadiens in his first postseason experience. 
DJ Bean
04/28/2014 - 6:02pm
Zdeno Chara has been the most difficult defenseman in the NHL to play against for a long, long time. Yet when all is said and done, he might finish with just one Norris Trophy. 
DJ Bean
04/28/2014 - 9:06am
Here we go again. 
DJ Bean
04/26/2014 - 8:47pm
Whistles and more whistles made up the final two periods of Game 5 between the Bruins and Red Wings. Can you think of a better way to prepare for the Canadiens? 
DJ Bean
04/25/2014 - 2:27am
DETROIT -- The Red Wings faithful stood and chanted proudly at Joe Louis Arena Thursday night. Their words: “Lucic sucks!” For the better part of two periods, they were the smartest fans in hockey.
DJ Bean
04/23/2014 - 3:45pm
DETROIT -- Jarome Iginla has now seen both sides of it. The Bruins are in lockdown mode and it's working. 
DJ Bean
04/22/2014 - 11:59pm
DETROIT -- The Red Wings learned the hard way Tuesday night that you can't give teams even one period in the playoffs. In particular, you shouldn't give a team that doesn't let you score a period. 
DJ Bean
04/21/2014 - 1:52pm
It’s been something of an inconsistent start to the postseason for the Bruins offensively, as they struggled to get set up in the Detroit zone in Game 1 and were shut out, then bounced back with four goals in Game 2. 
DJ Bean
04/20/2014 - 11:54pm
Even if it was only parts of five periods -- 98 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact -- David Krejci's line did not get the start it wanted. Not at all.  
DJ Bean
04/19/2014 - 1:37am
A matchup that looked favorable for the Bruins looked less favorable when Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille, Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller were absent as the B’s and Red Wings took the ice for warmups Friday night at TD Garden. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2014 - 11:50pm
In the 2011 postseason, the Bruins had a great third line. Not only did it help get them out of the first round, but it helped them win the Stanley Cup. Last postseason, put plainly, they did not have a good third line. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2014 - 2:48pm
The season was about halfway over when Reilly Smith began to put two and two together: His team was really good, and his brother was playing for a good team that had injuries.
DJ Bean
04/17/2014 - 10:13am
Torey Krug was a veteran of three NHL games and was headed to Wilkes-Barre with his Providence teammates for Game 3 of the second round last season. 
DJ Bean
04/16/2014 - 8:55am
Last year, Dougie Hamilton could only watch from the press box as the Bruins came so close to their goal of winning the Stanley Cup. He was a rookie then, and the Bruins didn’t need him on the blue line.  Now they do, and in a big way. 
DJ Bean
04/15/2014 - 8:13am
The Red Wings will be a pretty tough matchup for the Bruins, but the Bruins are a nightmare matchup for anyone. 
DJ Bean
04/14/2014 - 10:22am
In perhaps the strangest way, the Bruins were better than anyone expected them to be this season.
DJ Bean
04/12/2014 - 6:00pm
You don’t see many 30-goal seasons around these parts. It might be a long time before anyone sees another like Patrice Bergeron’s. 
DJ Bean
04/11/2014 - 2:32am
The Bruins said they were going to rest their best players. Nobody said it was going to be enjoyable, but it will all be over soon.  It seems the B’s haven’t enjoyed the not-quite-post-regular-season, pre-postseason part of their schedule and it’s hard to blame them; it’s boring. 
DJ Bean
04/09/2014 - 8:39am
The Bruins aren’t going for the Presidents' Trophy -- they haven’t all season -- and they’re probably going to get it. 


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Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

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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.

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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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Jason Cole breaks down Tom Brady's reaction to the Mankins move 8-28-14

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