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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
06/28/2011 - 1:06am
When Kevin Bieksa took himself off the market Monday by re-upping with the Canucks for five years and $23 million, two things happened: First, anyone who had expected him to take some big hometown discount was surprisingly proven wrong. Second, any team with a big-name defenseman set to become unrestricted on Friday felt a little more pressure.  
DJ Bean
06/26/2011 - 2:24am
The Bruins had only stopped reeking of cigar smoke and spirits for a few days when the time came for their brass to begin an offseason that at face value seemed straightforward enough. With two key players set to become unrestricted free agents and one restricted, a lot would have to happen for the Stanley Cup victors’ NHL roster to be glaringly different when the championship banner is raised on Oct. 6 at TD Garden.
DJ Bean
06/23/2011 - 12:56am
There were plenty of things one could question during Wednesday night’s NHL Awards in Las Vegas, though nothing hockey-related could touch the bewilderment brought on by Criss Angel’s presence, any of Jay Mohr’s accents or Donny Osmond’s insistence that everyone know his life story.  
DJ Bean
06/17/2011 - 6:45am
Last offseason, many were wondering what the future held for Bruins netminder Tim Thomas. He was set to turn 37 during the season, and he had three years left on his deal with an annual cap hit of $5 million. Factoring in that he was coming off hip surgery after losing the starting job to Tuukka Rask months before, it was a very uncertain future for the one-time Vezina winner. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2011 - 6:46am
VANCOUVER – Somewhere in between Panthers forward Nathan Horton requesting a trade and the Bruins’ coming parade, Mark Recchi laid out his plans for the 2010-11 season.
DJ Bean
06/14/2011 - 3:36am
The Bruins got their wish. There will be a Game 7, and unfortunately or otherwise, it will be in Vancouver.  After Monday’s 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, the Bruins can forget about TD Garden. The next time they play there competitively, it will be in a black-and-white scrimmage in September. They’ve done all they can there this season, including dominate Roberto Luongo three times in as many chances.
DJ Bean
06/13/2011 - 2:07am
The Bruins’ season will end in either a matter of hours or a matter of days, and no matter what, Claude Julien will be a popular man. He’ll either be the guy who brought the Stanley Cup back to Boston, the one whose team fell just short, or, as could be expected given the lunacy in this town, the man whose team won in spite of him. 
DJ Bean
06/12/2011 - 3:47am
Three nights from now, the Bruins will either be hoisting the Stanley Cup in Vancouver, or they’ll be somewhere between a few minutes and a couple days into a gloomy offseason.  The Bruins have either one or two games left in their season, and given that they are one loss away from falling just short of reaching their ultimate goal, it’s easy too look at where things have gone wrong and why they might not fire off two straight wins.
DJ Bean
06/11/2011 - 2:19am
VANCOUVER – Rogers Arena has been a British Columbian version of hell for the Bruins. It’s where their scoring goes to die, and where they’ve suffered their last three losses. Now, all they can hope is that they get to play there again. 
DJ Bean
06/10/2011 - 3:06am
VANCOUVER -- The Canucks are just as close to winning the Stanley Cup as the Bruins, but Thursday afternoon at Rogers Arena was a rather gloomy affair for the home team. 
DJ Bean
06/09/2011 - 3:29am
Shame on any of us who started doing mental math after Game 2. 
DJ Bean
06/07/2011 - 6:22pm
It's been quite a season for Nathan Horton who went from being the big offseason acquisition to the answer to the Bruins’ scoring woes to incapable of scoring and ultimately to becoming one of the great clutch athletes in Boston history. Unfortunately for Bruins fans, the year is over for No. 18, and too soon.
DJ Bean
06/07/2011 - 4:21am
Chris Kelly joked earlier in the week that he didn’t think Jarkko Ruutu bit Andrew Peters back in 2009. It was a joke because no matter how obvious it is, teammates are going to stick up for teammates.
DJ Bean
06/05/2011 - 6:57am
VANCOUVER – Hope you’re ready to hear about resiliency for two days. When Alexandre Burrows [insert dental-themed verb]-ed the Bruins with a three-point performance that included the game winner 11 seconds into overtime Saturday, he gave Vancouver a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals. (Recap.)
DJ Bean
06/02/2011 - 10:25pm
VANCOUVER -- It's the last thing the Bruins want to talk about, and the last thing anyone in the media wants to ask about. The devastation of the power play has gotten old, and the Bruins have gone from hoping, to being out of answers, and now to being very optimistic. 
DJ Bean
06/02/2011 - 3:10am
VANCOUVER – Everyone has loved the Bruins’ resiliency this postseason. Now the city of Boston is just hoping it gets to see it again. 
DJ Bean
06/01/2011 - 1:53am
VANCOUVER – Mark Recchi is ready to walk away from a Hall of Fame playing career if the Bruins defeat the Canucks and win the Stanley Cup. This means there’s a pretty good chance that the 43-year-old could have between four and seven games left before he retires from the game.
DJ Bean
05/31/2011 - 6:36am
VANCOUVER – Casual hockey fans that would tune into playoff games did not know who Nathan Horton was until this year. Now, they know him well. 
DJ Bean
05/30/2011 - 3:33am
VANCOUVER — Rumor has it that were it not for some confusion over how to spell “Oreskovich,” the Stanley Cup already would be engraved with the names of the 2010-11 Canucks.  Yet the Bruins have to be feeling A-OK after advancing to the finals for the first time since 1990. As a result, it should be interesting to watch the “underdog” Bruins, who beat the Canucks 3-1 in the regular season, try to prove a lot of people wrong.
DJ Bean
05/28/2011 - 4:05am
Even through all the celebrating, each member of the team paying homage to game-winning-goal bank Nathan Horton by smiling just as wide as the happy-go-lucky winger and high-fiving by teammates as they walked by one another, the fact that the Bruins had reached the Stanley Cup finals took a bit to process. The hats were on, along with the matching shirts.
DJ Bean
05/26/2011 - 1:44am
TAMPA – We’ve gotten to know the Bruins pretty well over the 99 games they have played this season. No. 100 could be their last. 
DJ Bean
05/24/2011 - 6:07pm
TAMPA – You want to talk about an enigma?
DJ Bean
05/24/2011 - 3:19am
Call it resiliency, call it ice water in their veins, call it a reverse of Game 4 or just a matter of having Tim Thomas in net. Whatever you want to chalk it up to, an obvious point from Monday night’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals was that the Bruins had no business winning. Yet they won a game they had no business winning. Again.
DJ Bean
05/21/2011 - 6:47pm
TAMPA – Never is the importance of something made clearer than when it isn’t present. 
DJ Bean
05/20/2011 - 3:50pm
TAMPA -- The eye-candy aspect of Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin's game is obvious. He has speed through the neutral zone, an unmistakable gift when it comes to splitting defenseman and a harder shot than you'd think. He's fancy and he can score highlight-reel goals. 


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