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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
06/10/2013 - 8:34am
After the Bruins made quick work of the last team anyone expected to be swept, folks should be feeling pretty good about their team’s chances against the Blackhawks with the Stanley Cup on the line. 
DJ Bean
06/08/2013 - 12:54am
The Bruins shouldn’t be here.  And it's not a “these guys got some lucky bounces and the other team should have won” type thing. They actually shouldn’t be here.  Not only are they here, but they’re now the best team in hockey. At this point, how could anyone disagree with that?
DJ Bean
06/06/2013 - 5:20pm
Until next year, Merlot Line. 
DJ Bean
06/06/2013 - 6:37am
If the Bruins had to give a 48-game pitch as to why you should watch them, root for them, believe in them, etc., it probably would be underwhelming. If they had to give a 95-minute, 19-second pitch, that’s a different story.
DJ Bean
06/04/2013 - 7:36pm
The series is young. Don’t forget it. 
DJ Bean
06/03/2013 - 11:37pm
PITTSBURGH -– Turns out the Penguins are kind of a mess. Who knew? 
DJ Bean
06/02/2013 - 2:55pm
"We hated them so much. We really did. Just so cocky. And we prevailed. We kept on working. It was just everything about them -- the diving, hitting [Nathan Horton], the whining in the papers. But you know, we took it, we went with it ... stuck to our game, played our game, and won it."
DJ Bean
06/02/2013 - 12:34am
PITTSBURGH – That didn’t take long. 
DJ Bean
05/31/2013 - 5:00pm
PITTSBURGH -- Come on, James Neal.
DJ Bean
05/31/2013 - 8:59am
PITTSBURGH -- By now you’ve probably heard the underdog talk from the Bruins, and even if it’s just gamesmanship, they’re not saying anything that isn’t true.
DJ Bean
05/29/2013 - 11:06pm
PITTSBURGH – Tyler Seguin didn’t play in the first two rounds of the 2011 postseason before coming alive in the Eastern Conference finals, and the Bruins have to hope history will repeat itself. It has so far, as there hasn’t been that much proof that Seguin has played the first two rounds this year.
DJ Bean
05/28/2013 - 5:32pm
Scenario one: You’ve made it to the Eastern Conference finals having played big postseason minutes as a rookie. You’re playing against the team you grew up cheering for and are teammates with one of your hockey idols.  Scenario two: You’re not playing hockey right now and haven’t for a month. 
DJ Bean
05/27/2013 - 3:17pm
"Deep" doesn't do the Penguins justice. They are absolutely loaded.
DJ Bean
05/25/2013 - 8:23pm
A day or two after the Bruins eliminated the Lightning to win the Eastern Conference two years ago, general manager Peter Chiarelli held a press conference.
DJ Bean
05/24/2013 - 6:38am
NEW YORK -- If this is an overreaction, cool. It will be the first time anyone’s overreacted to something in sports ever.
DJ Bean
05/23/2013 - 6:12am
So the Bruins’ next win will come in what, Game 6? It shouldn’t. 
DJ Bean
05/21/2013 - 10:56pm
NEW YORK -- You know how they say the best offense is a good defense?  That’s supposed to mean that having a strong defense is worth more to a team than scoring a bunch. Quieting the other team is more important than blowing them away -- something like that.
DJ Bean
05/19/2013 - 8:02pm
“I’m not evaluating our goaltending. I don’t need to evaluate Henrik. We know what Henrik is.”
DJ Bean
05/17/2013 - 1:36pm
It’s been quite the rookie season for Dougie Hamilton. 
DJ Bean
05/17/2013 - 1:03am
For all the flak we’ve given the Bruins for not taking advantage of opportunities, let’s take a look at the Rangers for a moment. It’s Game 1 on the road.
DJ Bean
05/15/2013 - 2:39pm
He’s the fourth-most experienced playoff defenseman the Bruins have right now, and he’s played 31 minutes and 31 seconds in the playoffs. He was supposed to be traded for Jarome Iginla -- and he knows it. Above all else, he’s actually a really important piece for the Bruins now. Watch out, folks, here comes Matt Bartkowski. 
DJ Bean
05/14/2013 - 11:08pm
As the Maple Leafs held a 4-1 lead Monday night, you couldn’t help but feel good for them. That series against the Bruins was their Stanley Cup, and they were about to win it.
DJ Bean
05/14/2013 - 1:36am
Milan Lucic saw the B’s roster flash before his eyes. 
DJ Bean
05/12/2013 - 11:25pm
TORONTO – Tuukka Rask deserves better than to be the guy who was in net for a pair of postseason collapses. 
DJ Bean
05/12/2013 - 9:33pm
TORONTO -- It isn’t about eliminating the Leafs any more than it is staying alive now for the Bruins, as Toronto handed them a 2-1 loss in Game 6 Sunday to force a winner-take-all Game 7. 


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