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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
04/22/2012 - 9:17pm
WASHINGTON – Based on six games of evidence, there are going to be two cities’ worth of hockey fans without fingernails come Wednesday night. 
DJ Bean
04/21/2012 - 8:19pm
Two of the most intriguing words in all of sports are “if” and “necessary.”  If necessary, a series can go five, six or seven games. If necessary, a team that’s a win away from advancing might need two or three games to do it. 
DJ Bean
04/20/2012 - 2:47am
WASHINGTON – David Krejci was the Bruins’ most productive offensive player last postseason. Any chance he’ll show up during these playoffs?
DJ Bean
04/18/2012 - 6:09pm
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Brendan Shanahan has officially told the Bruins and Capitals to knock it off.  Shanahan’s had a lot on his plate this postseason, and in suspending Nicklas Backstrom for Game 4 for his cross-check to the face of Rich Peverley, the league disciplinarian has made this series the most recent one to get that message. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2012 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON – Here we are again. Another postseason, and another column about Dennis Seidenberg taking over. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2012 - 1:17am
WASHINGTON – How might Brad Marchand, the Bruins’ resident wordsmith, summarize the direction in which the Eastern Conference quarterfinals is headed?   “The more you play each other, the more you hate each other,” Marchand said after the Bruins’ 4-3 victory over the Capitals.  
DJ Bean
04/15/2012 - 9:05pm
WASHINGTON – The Capitals are for real.  As the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series shifts to the nation’s capital tied at one game apiece, it’s clear that the Bruins’ competition is stiff. The Capitals have handcuffed Boston’s offense, played two great road games and made two fanbases forget that they’re doing it with an AHL goalie.
DJ Bean
04/14/2012 - 10:51pm
Bruins fans should know this better than anybody: When the team defense is especially tight, the goalie’s work is a lot easier. 
DJ Bean
04/13/2012 - 4:10pm
All you need to do is watch a Bruins game to know that defenseman Andrew Ference is the ultimate team player.  Though he only stands at 5-foot-11, Ference is guaranteed to stick up for his teammates on the ice no matter the cost. If a Bruin is the recipient of a hit Ference doesn’t like, the alternate captain will try to drop the gloves with the aggressor without fail. 
DJ Bean
04/13/2012 - 3:15am
If you need a scouting report on Chris Kelly, you probably shouldn’t ask Chris Kelly. 
DJ Bean
04/11/2012 - 6:09am
Last season, the Bruins played three seven-game series en route to winning the Stanley Cup, and the first one came in the opening round against the Canadiens.  They won the Cup, but the B’s literally came a bounce away from being knocked out in the first round. 
DJ Bean
04/09/2012 - 8:29pm
Zdeno Chara is expected to have his giant hands full over the next couple of weeks as he is charged with neutralizing one of the most electrifying scorers in the NHL. 
DJ Bean
04/07/2012 - 10:03pm
The Bruins have a tough act to follow.  Unlike past years, Bruins fans know what the team is capable of. They saw the Bruins ride the best goaltender in the league, the best defensive pairing in the league and one of the deepest offenses in the league to a Stanley Cup victory. 
DJ Bean
04/06/2012 - 4:52pm
Did you know that perhaps the biggest single season goaltending record is about to be broken by the St. Louis Blues’ No. 2 goalie? 
DJ Bean
04/05/2012 - 11:50pm
It took longer than he would have liked, but a healthy Anton Khudobin finally started a game for the Bruins on Thursday, and he sent a message that both the B's and Boston fans needed to hear. 
DJ Bean
04/04/2012 - 1:39am
Minnesota was the wrong place for Benoit Pouliot. So was Montreal. Until Pouliot arrived in Boston, he was used to being one of the most talented players on the roster, but one of the most disappointing. 
DJ Bean
03/31/2012 - 12:47am
The playoffs are fast approaching. After this weekend, teams will play out the final weeks of their schedules, and it will be the same drill as every year. Sixteen teams are in, 14 are out, and everyone who’s in is excited for the playoffs.
DJ Bean
03/30/2012 - 12:41am
If the result of the game was the same no matter what, would you rather Tim Thomas have more periods like the first and second period Thursday, or like the third period and overtime? 
DJ Bean
03/28/2012 - 2:33pm
WILMINGTON -- Being a healthy scratch is nothing new to Daniel Paille. It's just been a while. 
DJ Bean
03/28/2012 - 1:58am
Tuesday’s win over the Lightning gave the Bruins three consecutive wins after failing to do so in their previous 41 games.  
DJ Bean
03/26/2012 - 12:34am
The Bruins received excellent news Sunday night when Rich Peverley finally made his return from a right knee sprain. Though the B's never made excuses over the last couple of months for their poor play that often saw a lack of scoring, it was obvious that the team would be better off once it got Peverley and Nathan Horton (concussion) back. 
DJ Bean
03/23/2012 - 5:30am
Can the Bruins make a deep run this year? 
DJ Bean
03/19/2012 - 11:21pm
It seems there is finally a solution to the Bruins’ issue of needing points while also needing to rest Tim Thomas: Play the Maple Leafs.  
DJ Bean
03/17/2012 - 5:43pm
Losing creates desperation, but a team needs more than desperation to turn things around. The Bruins swung the right balance between desperation and determination Saturday as they turned in a much stronger effort and broke their four-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers. 
DJ Bean
03/16/2012 - 1:59am
When the Bruins fall into seventh place in the Eastern conference (it should happen sometime around 9:30 p.m. Friday as long as the Senators can win a home game against the cellar-dwelling Canadiens), the collapse of the 2011-12 Bruins will reach a new low.  Collapse. 


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Andy Brickley, NESN: Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3.

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