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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
03/09/2013 - 5:30pm
The Bruins needed something to get their bottom six forwards going. Maybe it was a new addition to the third line (Jordan Caron), maybe it was just some grit (Shawn Thornton to set up a goal) and maybe it was just facing a Flyers team that isn’t very good this season.
DJ Bean
03/08/2013 - 2:00am
Chris Kelly had no idea that the Bruins had placed Chris Bourque on waivers until he was asked about it following Boston's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs Thursday. The team had made the move well earlier in the day with the intention of assigning Bourque to Providence, but Kelly both looked confused and said he was confused when asked what Bourque could work on in the AHL, assuming he was to clear.
DJ Bean
03/06/2013 - 9:20am
The April 3 trade deadline is less than a month away. The Bruins have both a very good team and over $12 million of cap space (well, the prorated number of that) to play with. If Peter Chiarelli wants to make a big move (or two), he can. 
DJ Bean
03/04/2013 - 3:55am
Claude Julien wanted to voice his frustrations.  That’s why, when he was asked a question about playing without Zdeno Chara Sunday night, he said this:
DJ Bean
03/02/2013 - 6:58pm
The Bruins have officially entered the gauntlet, their most grueling stretch of the season or whatever cliché you want to use to paint the picture of just how hectic the month of March figures to be. 
DJ Bean
03/01/2013 - 2:17am
Here's a scary thought for the NHL: The Bruins don't need to be at their best to win.  They weren’t satisfied with their performance Thursday night against the Senators. Over the course of a season, whether 82 games or a lockout edition, that’s going to happen.
DJ Bean
02/26/2013 - 6:25pm
Patriots fans can only hope Bill Belichick and friends return from the scouting combine with a long list of defensive back options to sift through over the next couple months.  
DJ Bean
02/26/2013 - 10:44am
Manti Te'o was going to be the center of attention for one reason or another at the NFL scouting combine, but the attention he's getting seems to be a bit off. Te'o is being praised for how wonderfully he handled his media session and crushed for posting a 4.82 in the 40-yard dash, but his work with the media is being overhyped and his lack of speed is being overblown. 
DJ Bean
02/24/2013 - 4:54pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Working out can be a daunting thing for NFL prospects this time of year, but not for one Patriots target.
DJ Bean
02/22/2013 - 1:35am
INDIANAPOLIS – For a lot of fans and a lot of media members, the NFL scouting combine is an introduction of sorts. Players’ names are learned, and first impressions are made through media interviews and workout numbers. It’s easy to make up your mind on a guy -- they’re either fast or slow, strong or weak, mature or Cam Newton.  
DJ Bean
02/18/2013 - 2:45am
The “2012”-13 campaign is young enough that some Bruins are still looking for their first goals, but the magic (or whatever you want to call it) of the lockout-shortened season is that the B’s are actually over a quarter of the way through their schedule.  
DJ Bean
02/16/2013 - 3:00am
Sometimes it takes an anomaly to put things in perspective. Such an anomaly came Friday night when the Bruins, who have been sensational in the third period this season, allowed three unanswered third-period goals to the Sabres, blowing a 2-1 lead and suffering their second regulation loss of the season in the process. 
DJ Bean
02/14/2013 - 5:56pm
Contract years can be tricky for players. The pressure to perform and cash in with a big payday can be a distraction, and it can throw guys off their game.
DJ Bean
02/13/2013 - 2:52am
Say this for the Bruins: They know the value of a point. 
DJ Bean
02/11/2013 - 12:56am
The most alarming part of the Bruins’ 7-4 loss to the Sabres on Jan. 31 wasn’t the fact that nobody tried to slay the mighty John Scott, it was the fact that the defense was uncharacteristically treacherous in a game the B's let get away from them at the hands of Buffalo’s top line. 
DJ Bean
02/08/2013 - 2:19am
Tim Thomas is officially done as a Bruin, and he couldn’t leave a more complicated legacy behind in Boston.
DJ Bean
02/07/2013 - 2:58pm
WILMINGTON -- It's tough to tell whether Claude Julien will stick with the revamped lines that sparked enough offense to deliver the B's a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Canadiens Wednesday, as the team did not hold a full practice Thursday.
DJ Bean
02/07/2013 - 2:07am
Let’s get the clichés out of the way early, because there’s a big one that come to mind after the Bruins’ 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Canadiens on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. 
DJ Bean
02/05/2013 - 2:15pm
The great Mitch Hedberg once said (and just skip down for the hockey part of this column) that being a comedian put him on the right side of what he found to be an amusing standard.  "I've got a great job,” he said. “I can talk for 45 minutes straight. If someone says one word, you're [expletive] out of here."
DJ Bean
02/05/2013 - 1:03pm
With all due respect to Bar Refaeli and that gentleman who is going to make a career out of being the ugliest person to kiss Bar Refaeli, the most shocking thing you could see these days is the NHL standings. 
DJ Bean
02/05/2013 - 1:44am
The Bruins have only played one more game through the first 15 days of the season than they did a season ago, but they -- as well as every other team in the NHL -- have been able to feel the difference between an 82-game leisurely paced season and a 48-game sprint. 
DJ Bean
02/03/2013 - 1:31am
If you can forgive Chris Bourque for not skipping Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs to fly to Montreal and beat up John Scott during the Sabres-Canadiens matinee (sorry, been listening to a lot of talk radio callers this weekend), it should be easy to feel happy for him. 
DJ Bean
02/01/2013 - 1:57am
Tyler Seguin finally turned 21 this week, and though he can finally have a legal drink in the United States, at this point he’d probably prefer a goal to a Guinness. 
DJ Bean
01/29/2013 - 1:54am
If there was any doubt that the members of David Krejci’s line had hit the ground running this season, the point was reiterated on Monday night. 


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