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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
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
09/06/2013 - 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. 
DJ Bean
08/28/2013 - 4:57pm
WILMINGTON -- If all goes according to plan, Bobby Robins will be in the NHL the next time he reads “The Catcher in the Rye.” 
DJ Bean
08/13/2013 - 2:01am
The Bruins are going to be very good this season. Maybe they'll be better than last season, but remember, better does not mean more successful. 
DJ Bean
07/14/2013 - 2:03pm
WILMINGTON -- It's been two years since the Bruins made Anthony Camara a surprise third-round pick, and as the 19-year-old leaves behind an OHL career in which he went from a seldom-scoring agitator to a frequently suspended 36-goal-scorer and heads for the AHL, he isn't forgetting his goal. 
DJ Bean
07/12/2013 - 3:59pm
Eight years is a long, long time, but the Bruins just can’t get enough of Patrice Bergeron. 
DJ Bean
07/11/2013 - 5:36pm
Tuukka Rask took a gamble last season by taking a one-year deal. Now the Bruins are the ones taking a gamble, but the stakes are much higher. 
DJ Bean
07/10/2013 - 4:28pm
WILMINGTON – When Malcolm Subban watched the Bruins come two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup, he was bummed out.
DJ Bean
07/08/2013 - 3:14pm
Loui Eriksson has a lot of things going for him as he comes to the Bruins, and the biggest one is pretty simple: He’s a sure thing. 
DJ Bean
07/06/2013 - 3:39pm
Peter Chiarelli has done more than remake the right side of Boston’s offense.
DJ Bean
07/04/2013 - 6:31pm
Tyler Seguin wasn’t a Bruin, and now he isn’t a Bruin. 
DJ Bean
07/03/2013 - 1:03pm
The Bruins have some holes in their lineup, and they're on the right side of the offense. 
DJ Bean
07/01/2013 - 12:55am
“He’s maturing before our eyes. I feel that with the hard work that he’s shown us and the willingness to put in that hard work and continue to improve, I think the sky is the limit for Tyler.”
DJ Bean
06/28/2013 - 2:45pm
Having good players is slowly but surely catching up to the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
06/26/2013 - 5:08pm
Tuukka Rask is going to get all sorts of money.  “I think he’ll get two, 2 1/2 [million dollars],” Brad Marchand said at Wednesday’s breakup day. 
DJ Bean
06/26/2013 - 12:53am
Has the sting gone away yet? Yeah, it probably won’t for a while. Yet in this fun world of lockout-shortened seasons and altered offseasons, Bruins decision-makers really won’t have any time off after a heartbreaking end to a Stanley Cup run. 
DJ Bean
06/25/2013 - 6:48am
The 2013 NHL season ended in Boston, and though it wasn’t the result the city wanted, it couldn’t have been more fitting.
DJ Bean
06/23/2013 - 12:20am
CHICAGO – The Bruins’ situation right now is a lot like the 45-minute mark of Ted: It isn’t good, but it isn’t over. 
DJ Bean
06/21/2013 - 7:49pm
CHICAGO -- There's been no finger-biting, no whining, no complaints to the league. It's just been good hockey.
DJ Bean
06/20/2013 - 2:23am
Jonathan Toews didn’t just poke the bear, he went all Liam Neeson and taped broken nips bottles to his hands* in preparation for a best-of-three battle he isn’t afraid of his team fighting. 


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NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Previewing the NFL Draft and how the Patriots may approach things sans a first round pick -- 4-24-16

With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?

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WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 4 Recap/Game 5 Preview with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/25/16

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Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald, joins Christian Arcand to preview Game 4 between the Celtics and Hawks and the rest of the series -- 4-24-16

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DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

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