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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
11/18/2011 - 1:52am
Tuukka Rask reads the news from his homeland of Finland every day, and when he went online Thursday, he was surprised at what he saw.  "I made news in Finland," Rask said Thursday. "Freaking crazy." 
DJ Bean
11/16/2011 - 12:52am
Normally, a team on a five-game winning streak might not get the urge to "respond" to that many things, but on Tuesday, Claude Julien got big responses from a guy he benched and a guy he'd scratched in the previous game. It ended up being the difference between victory and defeat.
DJ Bean
11/13/2011 - 3:54am
Brad Marchand intercepted a puck from Tyler Myers in the neutral zone in the second period Saturday, and he was going to make the Sabres pay with his fifth goal of the season. As soon as he got that puck, the 23-year-old had one thing on his mind: shooting. 
DJ Bean
11/11/2011 - 12:37am
Brad Marchand has a way with words. He knows how to use them to his advantage when getting in opponents’ heads, and he knows which ones will get him in trouble with the referees. He’s everyone’s favorite smart aleck, but on Wednesday, it was Claude Julien who was poking fun at him, and using Marchand’s now famous guarantee of 20 goals last season to motivate the slumping forward.
DJ Bean
11/09/2011 - 9:22pm
Tyler Seguin walked to his stall in the home dressing room at TD Garden Wednesday, saw a group of reporters from both Boston and Edmonton waiting, and jokingly said he would not be answering questions about Taylor Hall. Even if he was serious, it would be hard to blame him.
DJ Bean
11/08/2011 - 3:47am
It wasn’t a week ago that Nathan Horton was sitting at his stall at TD Garden, downtrodden amidst a quiet start to the season and revealing some interesting details of where he was mentally not right.
DJ Bean
11/03/2011 - 7:20pm
Will it be Jordan Caron or Benoit Pouliot in the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs? The latter is healthy and ready to return from his illness, but the former may have nabbed the job for himself for the time being. 
DJ Bean
11/02/2011 - 6:51pm
It’s been a while since the happy-go-lucky Nathan Horton has been seen around Boston. He's still as friendly as ever, but the man whose smile could be seen from the Garden on days the B’s were practicing in Wilmington has swapped in his permanent grin for a more business-like demeanor, but his performance on the ice has not been business as usual.
DJ Bean
11/02/2011 - 1:42am
The Bruins have broken their losing streak, but have they broken out of the mess that still has them at the bottom of the Eastern Conference?
DJ Bean
10/29/2011 - 11:44pm
“What would you expect me to do? It’s a coach trying to find solutions. It’s as simple as that. … If it doesn’t [work], I’m telling you right now, you’re going to see changes again.” -- Claude Julien, Oct. 28.
DJ Bean
10/27/2011 - 11:20pm
Ladies and gentlemen, your last place Boston Bruins.   It doesn’t matter how many games into the season we are -- it just doesn’t sound right. 
DJ Bean
10/26/2011 - 10:18pm
If you’ve followed the Bruins, you know they’re better than this. And if you’ve followed the league, you know that regardless of what is causing the team’s subpar start to the season (3-5-0), history shows it has to end very soon.
DJ Bean
10/25/2011 - 6:51am
When the Bruins returned ninth overall pick Dougie Hamilton to the OHL in training camp, they were sending back a wiry but highly skilled defenseman who was 10 or more pounds away from being ready to potentially contribute at the NHL level. 
DJ Bean
10/23/2011 - 12:20am
This certainly wasn’t the start anyone had envisioned. 
DJ Bean
10/21/2011 - 1:40am
The season is young, but it’s safe to say the Bruins needed what they got Thursday night. What they got was a convincing win to follow a truly ugly loss Tuesday, and a win that saw their two underperforming power forwards get back on track. 
DJ Bean
10/19/2011 - 12:50am
Nathan Horton has been a hero in Boston since his first of three game-winning goals in the playoffs during the spring’s Stanley Cup run, but a new season has bought a new batch of frustrations for the B’s first-line right wing. 
DJ Bean
10/16/2011 - 1:58am
The Bruins were minutes away from their first 0-3-0 stretch since February on Saturday before they got renewed hope – both for the game in Chicago and the early part of their schedule – in one play. 
DJ Bean
10/13/2011 - 1:14am
Perhaps because of what they saw with their baseball team this year, Boston sports fans can tend to have a hard time dealing with one of their beloved teams getting off to a slow start. Through four games, a miniscule sample size, the Bruins are 1-3-0 -- their worst start since 1999 -- as they prepare to face the Blackhawks Saturday in a meeting of the last two Stanley Cup champions. 
DJ Bean
10/10/2011 - 4:56pm
The Bruins have said time and time again that their intention is to give Tuukka Rask more than the 27 starts he got last season, but how about giving him some offense?
DJ Bean
10/09/2011 - 12:09am
Claude Julien had an interesting choice to make when it came to the second line this season.
DJ Bean
10/07/2011 - 1:47am
The banner has been raised, the ceremonies have concluded, and the first game of the season is in the books. After dropping the season-opener to the new look Flyers, 2-1, on Thursday, the Stanley Cup champions can put all the hoopla behind them and focus on nothing but hockey. Finally.
DJ Bean
10/06/2011 - 2:53am
The Bruins are in for an interesting year as they look to defend their Stanley Cup title. Thursday will feature one last celebration of the team's historic 2010-11 season, but the Bruins will have their hands full after that. Here are five questions facing the team as the season begins: Which team will be their biggest challenge?
DJ Bean
10/06/2011 - 1:39am
After a short summer and a training camp that has absolutely flown by, the roster is set and the Bruins are ready to defend their title. Hopefully, nobody who reads this space regularly has a good memory, as a first-round prediction of the Canadiens in six games last spring should be enough proof that you are not reading the work of Carnac the Magnificent. At any rate, I’ll use what we’ve seen from these players in the preseason and in practices to offer predictions for each Bruin’s player. 
DJ Bean
10/05/2011 - 1:11am
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DJ Bean
10/04/2011 - 5:27pm
Tyler Seguin wasn’t happy about his un-Seguin-like numbers of a year ago, and as the young forward enters his second season, he feels he’s had enough experience, invested enough time in the weight room and spent enough observation hours in the press box last season to turn in a sophomore campaign that will remind people why he was the top-rated player in the 2010 draft. 


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