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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
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.
DJ Bean
08/19/2012 - 5:35pm
When it comes to negotiations regarding a collective bargaining agreement -- and over the last two years, sports fans have had to deal with plenty of them, thanks to the NFL and NBA -- it's understandable the average fan doesn't have a major interest in the nuts and bolts of the whole thing. They want games to be played, and if they have any interest in the negotiations at all, they just want to understand them. 
DJ Bean
08/08/2012 - 7:21pm
Forget the Steven Stamkos comparisons for now. When it comes to Tyler Seguin’s future, you want to look at Jeff Skinner. 
DJ Bean
08/07/2012 - 12:48am
  MIDDLETON – If roster turnover is healthy, would that make a lack of turnover unhealthy? 
DJ Bean
07/24/2012 - 7:15pm
Call it complacent, call it too comfortable or call it unheard of in today's day and age. The Bruins could -- and very well may -- enter the season without a single veteran pickup. GM Peter Chiarelli likes what he has, and assuming he wasn't throwing the media for a loop on Tuesday, that's the way it's going to be. 
DJ Bean
07/19/2012 - 5:26pm
When will Daniel Paille have an offseason? He may have one every year, but Paille’s certainly kept busy in each of the last two summers. The last offseason was jubilation, and this one could be doom and gloom. 
DJ Bean
07/16/2012 - 10:59am
With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire on Sept. 15, the talks between the owners and the NHLPA (led by Donald Fehr), could be lengthy. The owners decided to open with a joke. 
DJ Bean
07/03/2012 - 7:48am
This isn’t the best year to be a nearly NHL-ready Bruins prospect. 
DJ Bean
07/02/2012 - 4:46pm
It took Shawn Thornton 11 hours to say, “You’re an [expletive].” 
DJ Bean
06/29/2012 - 9:17pm
WILMINGTON -- When it comes to the Subbans, don’t believe everything you hear. 
DJ Bean
06/28/2012 - 5:53pm
WILMINGTON – What will Dougie Hamilton’s catchphrase be?
DJ Bean
06/27/2012 - 1:23am
The Bruins are set to open their sixth annual development camp on Thursday, and fans who are in the area will get a chance to check out the likes of Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban, Jared Knight, Ryan Spooner and Alexander Khokhlachev, among others. The schedule and roster can be found below. Here are the biggest things to check out if you’re planning on taking in any of the sessions:
DJ Bean
06/21/2012 - 4:29pm
Tyler Seguin will always have a special place in his heart for the NHL draft. After all, it was just two short years ago that the draft defined the then-18-year-old Plymouth Whalers star center. Now, he’s an NHL All-Star and a Stanley Cup champion.
DJ Bean
06/13/2012 - 7:25pm
  The late, great Terry Kath once sang that he wanted to be free. There aren't many Bruins who can identify with that, thanks to what Peter Chiarelli has cultivated in Boston.


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