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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
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 fi
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.
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:
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.
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 campaig
DJ Bean
10/04/2011 - 3:06am
Last fall, the Bruins went on the ultimate team-building trip, and by June, they'd had the ultimate season. This year featured no trip to Europe, but the B's hope that their team-building activities Sunday and Monday did the trick.
DJ Bean
09/30/2011 - 5:06pm
Bruins winger Jordan Caron got a taste of everything last season, but he's hungry to do something he couldn't do a year ago: keep a job in the NHL. 
DJ Bean
09/29/2011 - 11:08pm
The Bruins looked good through two periods Thursday, as they outshot the Senators, 30-10, in the game’s first 40 minutes and were leading, 1-0, thanks to a power play goal.
DJ Bean
09/28/2011 - 5:00pm
When the defending Stanley Cup champions bring back nearly the exact same roster for the next season, training camp isn’t exactly full of position battles. 
DJ Bean
09/23/2011 - 11:25pm
As the Bruins played on the Garden ice for the first time since Game 6, the stakes may have been drastically different, but there was one similarity between the June 13 roster and that of Friday night: Nathan Horton was not on the ice. 
DJ Bean
09/21/2011 - 6:40pm
WILMINGTON – Last fall, Mark Recchi was talking about what he wanted to cultivate in Boston. 
DJ Bean
09/21/2011 - 3:06am
For someone who has to know they have no chance of making the team this year, Alexander Khokhlachev sure is doing everything he can to make a good impression. His latest positive stride came in Tuesday’s annual black and white scrimmage, as the Russian 18-year-old had a pair of goals in the black team’s 4-1 victory. 
DJ Bean
09/14/2011 - 9:31pm
It isn’t often that top-5 picks find themselves in their third organization at just 24 years of age, but Benoit Pouliot is making his latest leap to a new organization.
DJ Bean
09/14/2011 - 6:48pm
Bruins forward and known motormouth Brad Marchand is probably used to giving players headaches on the ice with his yapping. On Wednesday, both he and the Bruins avoided a pretty sizable headache. 
DJ Bean
09/09/2011 - 5:42pm
WILMINGTON -- The Bruins' prospects have already seen a good amount of the Ristuccia Arena ice as the team holds both July's development camp and September's rookie camp each year. The former is a minimal-pressure affair, as draft picks come to town to get familiar with the organization, with some power skating sprinkled in for good measure. For the latter, the stakes are a bit higher.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon LaFell, Darrelle Revis and end of training camp

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Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

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Bradfo Show - NWOA Injury Report, Shane Victorino

On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: Thoughts on MLB Commissioner decision 8-15-14

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Larry Luchhino on the inductees to the Red Sox Hall of Fame 8-15-14

Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

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Tom Brady on the progress of Jimmy Garoppolo 8-18-14

Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Tim Hasselbeck takes us around the NFL 8-18-14

Hasselbeck joins Dennis and Callahan to breakdown all the preseason action.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Things are out of control in Missouri 8-18-14

All the day's stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane. Today's headlines include the situation in Missouri and a tragic accident on Nantucket.

Three For All: Lou narrow…

Three For All: Lou narrowly avoids death, 8-18-14

Lou was on The Baseball Show and a light came crashing down on the set. Christian talks about a punk-kid from England who was picking on mourners in a cemetery. Also, Brittney Griner got married.

Patriots DE Chandler Jones sits down with MFB, 8-18-14

Chandler Jones talks with the midday guys and AGAIN he's asked about his brother, Jon, right off the bat. He played 18 snaps against the Eagles and talks about the adjustments players will have to make with some of the new rules. He was also asked about when fights break out among teammates during practices.

Patriots QB's look sharp in pre-season win over Philly, 8-18-14

All 3 Patriot QB's looked good on Friday night in pre-season action. With Tom Brady's spot secure on the depth chart, MFB take a look Mallett and Garoppolo and wonder if it's worth keeping 3 QB's on the roster.

Bill Belichick: Every pre…

Bill Belichick: Every pre-season play is an opportunity for a player to show what they can do

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork: Communication makes this defense special

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

Sox send Jackie Bradley JR back to the minors, should Xander Bogearts be next?

Dale and Jackie MacMullan discuss the demotion of JBJ, and whether or not the same path should be followed for Xander Bogearts.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

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LLWS Recap on the Producer's Podcast 8-18-14

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D&C - Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling

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