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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
01/09/2013 - 2:42pm
Nobody takes fitness more seriously than Zdeno Chara, so amidst expectations that players will be out of shape and generally sloppy when the season begins later this month, it's no surprise that the Bruins captain has something else in mind. 
DJ Bean
01/07/2013 - 7:17pm
The lockout is over, so now what? The league will begin a 48-game season -- on Jan. 19, in all likelihood, though there are still some reports floating around that the 15th could be in play -- in which teams only play in-conference opponents. Furthermore, the schedule will be far more condensed, meaning that fans often can expect four games a week. 
DJ Bean
01/06/2013 - 9:52am
The lockout is over, and though everyone in the room – maybe with the exception of mediator Scot Beckenbaugh – ends up a loser for the fact that it lasted 113 days, Donald Fehr can say he won. 
DJ Bean
01/04/2013 - 5:29pm
Why is anyone surprised by any of this?
DJ Bean
12/28/2012 - 1:38pm
Good news on the NHL front, for real this time. We think. 
DJ Bean
12/27/2012 - 12:11am
  The Patriots will have to try to not look ahead as they enter their regular-season finale against the Dolphins, but that might be tough to do considering all six AFC playoff teams have clinched playoff spots, with exact seedings still to be determined. 
DJ Bean
12/24/2012 - 2:44pm
When the owners all but guaranteed a lockout with their joke of a CBA proposal this summer, I was asked the same question by pretty much everyone I spoke to outside of work: "How long do you think it’s going to last?"
DJ Bean
12/19/2012 - 7:57pm
If you’re overlooking this week’s matchup between the Patriots and Jaguars, you’re probably doing so for good reason.
DJ Bean
12/12/2012 - 7:43pm
To the surprise of whoever was surprised, Wednesday’s collective bargaining agreement negotiations ended without any progress. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be reason for optimism. 
DJ Bean
12/11/2012 - 2:23pm
The league and the players are set to meet on Wednesday as the NHL tries to save its season.
DJ Bean
12/10/2012 - 11:38pm
When (all right, “if”) this lockout ever gets settled, how will Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs’ work over the last few months affect his team going forward? 
DJ Bean
12/07/2012 - 4:05am
“I'm really optimistic that we're going to get this settled. They’ve had some good talks there, and it looks like it’s moving in the right direction. I’m really optimistic and hopeful that we’re going to play hockey this season.” -- Tuukka Rask at 6:04 p.m. on Thursday. Ah, so close. 
DJ Bean
11/29/2012 - 11:49am
Tom Brady is in the process of statistically mimicking his MVP season of 2010, but does that mean he should expect to win the league's top honor for the third time in his illustrious career? With five games to play, the MVP race is shaping up to be an interesting one. 
DJ Bean
11/20/2012 - 6:01pm
The NHL lockout hasn’t been good for anybody. It especially hasn’t been good for a fighter in his mid-30s who can’t find a job in Europe and knows he only has a few years left to get paid. 
DJ Bean
11/19/2012 - 4:34pm
The Patriots had an embarrassment of riches at tight end, just like they had a Pro Bowler with a healthy right ankle and an All-Pro with a good left forearm. 
DJ Bean
11/16/2012 - 6:02pm
It took just one dreadful year for the Colts to put themselves in position to have decades of elite quarterback play. 
DJ Bean
10/31/2012 - 5:16pm
Sammy Morris wants to make it big. Again.  
DJ Bean
10/26/2012 - 6:42pm
Well, so much for optimism. After a couple of weeks of Ross-and-Rachel-esque “will they, won’t they?” the NHL spoke for both sides Friday and gave the answer fans were probably expecting at this point: They might, and if they do, it won’t be for a while. 
DJ Bean
10/22/2012 - 3:47pm
Last week, for a time at least, it seemed like hockey was on its way back. As we near the one-week anniversary of the day the owners appeared to extend a real offer for a new CBA that could save a full 82-game season, the outlook isn’t that promising or clear. What is clear is that this is a big week for the NHL, and with no negotiations currently scheduled, it’s hard to see where things will stand a week from now. 
DJ Bean
10/16/2012 - 3:20pm
What's the catch?
DJ Bean
09/18/2012 - 4:24am
The NHL has found its way back into no man’s land.
DJ Bean
09/15/2012 - 6:52pm
Peter Chiarelli had decisions to make. 
DJ Bean
09/11/2012 - 5:23pm
Forgive the lack of details, but here’s an anecdote: After a Bruins home game, Tyler Seguin was busting Shawn Thornton’s chops because he had set the enforcer up for a scoring opportunity but Thornton blew it.  
DJ Bean
09/10/2012 - 5:43pm
BOLTON – As Tuukka Rask fielded questions prior to the Bruins’ annual golf tournament Monday, a reporter asked when he thought the season might start.  “My guess is as good as yours,” Rask answered. “I really don't know. Some people say December, some people say November, some people say January. Who the heck knows?”
DJ Bean
09/05/2012 - 1:21am
It's common for negotiations to go down to the last minute. With 10 days to go until the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement expires, both commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive Donald Fehr have their arms crossed and haven't sat at the negotiating table since Friday. When they’ll talk next is anyone’s guess, as reports have suggested they don’t have any further negotiating sessions planned.


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