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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.

 
 
COLUMNS
DJ Bean
10/24/2013 - 11:41pm
Patrice Bergeron’s line is looking different these days than the Bruins had planned, so it sure is a good thing that David Krejci’s line appears to have things under control. 
DJ Bean
10/24/2013 - 1:02am
No matter how many games John Scott is suspended, it will not impact the Sabres as far as wins and losses go. That should tell you all you need to know about what Scott brings when it comes to actually playing hockey. 
DJ Bean
10/22/2013 - 6:03pm
As is often the case, Milan Lucic put it best. 
DJ Bean
10/22/2013 - 12:18am
Defensemen are moving in and out of the Bruins' lineup, but it wouldn't be possible without Dennis Seidenberg moving around.
DJ Bean
10/20/2013 - 2:34am
For two of the past three years, we in the local hockey media have smirked at the poor guys and gals on the baseball beat as they’ve posted lineups of regular-season baseball games when the whole city was focused on the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals.
DJ Bean
10/18/2013 - 12:26am
SUNRISE, Fla. – Tim Thomas has spoken. 
DJ Bean
10/16/2013 - 5:34pm
SUNRISE, Fla. -- It's a game that once upon a time seemed so unlikely to be played: The Bruins against … Tim Thomas?
DJ Bean
10/15/2013 - 12:26am
The Bruins are 3-2-0 through five games. As Tuukka Rask put it, they're "not awful, not great, not bad."
DJ Bean
10/13/2013 - 9:32am
It was awfully, awfully early to be worried about Loui Eriksson.
DJ Bean
10/11/2013 - 9:40am
Jarome Iginla already was disliked enough in Boston when he played his first game at the Garden since turning down a trade to the Bruins. Then he went out and busted up Nathan Horton's shoulder and left Boston's best postseason winger banged up for the entire postseason. What a super mean guy. 
DJ Bean
10/09/2013 - 8:51pm
Carl Soderberg was dressed in his typically sharp attire as walked through the Bruins dressing room on his way out of Ristuccia Arena one day this week when a teammate heckled him on his way out. 
DJ Bean
10/05/2013 - 11:29pm
The Bruins spent the entire season – still tinkering with the personnel in the Stanley Cup finals, even – trying to ice a good third line last season. Two games into this campaign and one player short of what they had planned, the Bruins have a good third line. Go figure. 
DJ Bean
10/04/2013 - 9:15am
It wasn’t too long ago that Dennis Seidenberg was still an unsigned free agent looking for a job in training camp.  
DJ Bean
10/03/2013 - 8:15am
The Bruins are as front-loaded with goal-scorers as they’ve ever been in the Peter Chiarelli regime. The guys they have aren’t the 40-goal type, but they’re just the type that Chiarelli wants.
DJ Bean
09/29/2013 - 10:48pm
Jordan Caron made the Bruins out of training camp in 2010 and played on the second line for part of his first professional season. Three years later merely making the team is almost a bigger feat. 
DJ Bean
09/26/2013 - 8:35am
Jordan Caron doesn’t want to be passed over again. It’s hard to blame him, but it’s also hard to see it not happening. 
DJ Bean
09/24/2013 - 12:48am
Carl Soderberg traveled about 3,700 miles west to come to Boston. Now he’s moved over just a little more to stay in Boston. Goodbye center, hello left wing.  It’s the final piece in what has been a long stretch of change for Soderberg, and now, after joining a new team late last season, he has his new line and his new position. 
DJ Bean
09/20/2013 - 9:22am
Last year at the trade deadline, the thinking was that the Bruins needed to add a potential top-six right wing for two reasons: first, to bolster the lineup, and second, as insurance for Nathan Horton, who had seen his previous two seasons end early due to injury -- specifically, concussions. 
DJ Bean
09/16/2013 - 1:10am
An NHL season is near and nobody knows for sure what Chris Kelly’s line is going to look like. Sound familiar? 
DJ Bean
09/13/2013 - 5:55pm
Chris Kelly may have been joking, but there was some truth to his reaction when Carl Soderberg entered the Bruins' dressing room to chat with the media. "Carl!" Kelly said. "Good to see you!"
DJ Bean
09/13/2013 - 2:14am
You can probably put the "which defenseman goes to the AHL?" talk on hold for a little bit.
DJ Bean
09/12/2013 - 12:43am
Ten years ago, Patrice Bergeron forced the hockey world to learn his name a lot earlier than it was supposed to.
DJ Bean
09/06/2013 - 2:27am
LOWELL -- As Gregory Campbell stood on the field of LeLacheur Park, chatting before Milan Lucic's annual softball game, a young fan from the stands screamed, "Campbell, you're my hero!" The fan probably wasn't talking about Campbell's two-way play or his willingness to drop the gloves against bigger guys, a
DJ Bean
09/05/2013 - 1:52am
After what he calls a lost season, Jared Knight is willing to go to pretty extreme measures to give himself the best shot to reach the NHL. Just ask the 15-20 pounds he left somewhere in an Ottawa gym or rink this summer.
DJ Bean
09/03/2013 - 7:24pm
WILMINGTON -- The average fan might not even know which offensive position he plays, but if anyone knows anything about Loui Eriksson, it’s that he’s considered underrated. 


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Patriot Matthew Slater with Dale and Holley

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Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

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Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.

The Sunday Sports Roundtable with Butch Stearns and John Tomase -- A look at the current Red Sox rotation and possible ways to improve in the offseason as well as John's take on the Don Orsillo situation - 8-30-15

Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.

Joe Kelly Player Of The Game Interview 8-29-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

David Portnoy from Barsto…

David Portnoy from Barstool outside the courthouse 8-31-15

Dave Portnoy gave us the latest from the Brady Goodell hearing.

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Jesse Spector hates Curt Schilling 8-31-15

Jesse Spector of Sporting News on Schilling.

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Three For All - Kanye West at the VMA's, 8-31-15

The guys discuss Kanye's ridiculous statements from last night's MTV VMA's, in which Kanye complained about how he's treated by everyone EXCEPT artists, and his announcement that he'll run for president in 2020.

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Danny Amendola joined the show to talk about the addition of Reggie Wayne to the receiving group, the offensive tempo in game 3 of the preseason, and who is the most stylish in the locker room.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower talks about going back to the outside, 8-31-15

Dont'a Hightower joined the show on a Patriots Monday. He spoke out the benefits of getting "calloused" as the season wears on, how he likes being on the outside because he can go after the QB, and his appreciate for how Rob Ninkovich climbed the Patriots ranks to become a starter.

Bill Belichick: Even the …

Bill Belichick: Even the early cuts are hard to make

We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.

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We check in with Gary Myers of the NYDN about his tweets reporting the NFL's best settlement offer to Brady... a one game reduction for a full admission of guilt. The offer obviously went nowhere.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 08-31-15

We wrap up a Monday with some of the best sound bites you may have missed.

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Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.

Chris Villani talks deflate gate and Chris Mortensen

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