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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
09/05/2012 - 1:21am
It's common for negotiations to go down to the last minute. With 10 days to go until the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement expires, both commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive Donald Fehr have their arms crossed and haven't sat at the negotiating table since Friday.
DJ Bean
08/19/2012 - 5:35pm
When it comes to negotiations regarding a collective bargaining agreement -- and over the last two years, sports fans have had to deal with plenty of them, thanks to the NFL and NBA -- it's understandable the average fan doesn't have a major interest in the nuts and bolts of the whole thing.
DJ Bean
08/08/2012 - 7:21pm
Forget the Steven Stamkos comparisons for now. When it comes to Tyler Seguin’s future, you want to look at Jeff Skinner. 
DJ Bean
08/07/2012 - 12:48am
  MIDDLETON – If roster turnover is healthy, would that make a lack of turnover unhealthy? 
DJ Bean
07/24/2012 - 7:15pm
Call it complacent, call it too comfortable or call it unheard of in today's day and age. The Bruins could -- and very well may -- enter the season without a single veteran pickup. GM Peter Chiarelli likes what he has, and assuming he wasn't throwing the media for a loop on Tuesday, that's the way it's going to be. 
DJ Bean
07/19/2012 - 5:26pm
When will Daniel Paille have an offseason? He may have one every year, but Paille’s certainly kept busy in each of the last two summers. The last offseason was jubilation, and this one could be doom and gloom. 
DJ Bean
07/16/2012 - 10:59am
With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire on Sept. 15, the talks between the owners and the NHLPA (led by Donald Fehr), could be lengthy. The owners decided to open with a joke. 
DJ Bean
07/03/2012 - 7:48am
This isn’t the best year to be a nearly NHL-ready Bruins prospect. 
DJ Bean
07/02/2012 - 4:46pm
It took Shawn Thornton 11 hours to say, “You’re an [expletive].” 
DJ Bean
06/29/2012 - 9:17pm
WILMINGTON -- When it comes to the Subbans, don’t believe everything you hear. 
DJ Bean
06/28/2012 - 5:53pm
WILMINGTON – What will Dougie Hamilton’s catchphrase be?
DJ Bean
06/27/2012 - 1:23am
The Bruins are set to open their sixth annual development camp on Thursday, and fans who are in the area will get a chance to check out the likes of Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban, Jared Knight, Ryan Spooner and Alexander Khokhlachev, among others.
DJ Bean
06/21/2012 - 4:29pm
Tyler Seguin will always have a special place in his heart for the NHL draft. After all, it was just two short years ago that the draft defined the then-18-year-old Plymouth Whalers star center.
DJ Bean
06/13/2012 - 7:25pm
  The late, great Terry Kath once sang that he wanted to be free. There aren't many Bruins who can identify with that, thanks to what Peter Chiarelli has cultivated in Boston.
DJ Bean
06/12/2012 - 1:36am
On the same night that another team raised the Stanley Cup, the Bruins made two moves to keep members of their Cup-winning team in Boston. 
DJ Bean
06/07/2012 - 1:54am
PAWTUCKET -- Mark Prior feels like he’s working his way to the majors for the first time in his career. 
DJ Bean
06/05/2012 - 2:08am
For all of the talk of Tim Thomas leaving his teammates high and dry, he sure did come up big for the guy who sits next to him in the Bruins’ dressing room. 
DJ Bean
06/03/2012 - 9:52pm
If you’re trying to figure out what Tim Thomas is thinking or doing, save yourself the headache and just give up. Take the good with the bewildering. 
DJ Bean
05/24/2012 - 7:27pm
Hoping for the Bruins to spend big this offseason? Don’t count on it. 
DJ Bean
04/27/2012 - 3:10pm
It's always something with Tim Thomas. 
DJ Bean
04/26/2012 - 3:55am
The Bruins sat in their dressing room baffled by their fate. It was what you’d expect from a team that had just been eliminated: quiet guys, short sentences and the general sense that players were preoccupied with thinking about what could have been.
DJ Bean
04/23/2012 - 10:42pm
Tim Thomas’ most memorable games have come in the postseason. Now, it’s time for another one. 
DJ Bean
04/22/2012 - 9:17pm
WASHINGTON – Based on six games of evidence, there are going to be two cities’ worth of hockey fans without fingernails come Wednesday night. 
DJ Bean
04/21/2012 - 8:19pm
Two of the most intriguing words in all of sports are “if” and “necessary.”  If necessary, a series can go five, six or seven games. If necessary, a team that’s a win away from advancing might need two or three games to do it. 
DJ Bean
04/20/2012 - 2:47am
WASHINGTON – David Krejci was the Bruins’ most productive offensive player last postseason. Any chance he’ll show up during these playoffs?


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Patriot Matthew Slater with Dale and Holley

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Jackie Bradley Jr. Player Of The Game Interview 8-31-15

Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.

The Sunday Sports Roundtable with Butch Stearns and John Tomase -- A look at the current Red Sox rotation and possible ways to improve in the offseason as well as John's take on the Don Orsillo situation - 8-30-15

Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.

Joe Kelly Player Of The Game Interview 8-29-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Kirk and Dino gave their thoughts on the next move in Brady vs Goodell.

Tom E. Curran on Goodell 9-1-15

Tom gave his thoughts on what he saw yesterday in Judge Berman's courtroom.

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Jay Feely talks about what was said in the robing room, 9-1-15

Jay Feely explains why he was in court with Tom Brady on Monday, and what was said in the robing room with Judge Berman.

Three For All - Former Maple Leafs CEO Richard Peddie rats out Tyler Seguin, 9-1-15

Tyler Seguin was partying all summer in Toronto. Former Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Richard Peddie tattled on him. Also, Marshawn Lynch continues to be awkward, as he sells Skittles on cable TV.

Shannon Sharpe compares Tom Brady to Alex Rodriguez, 9-1-15

Shannon Sharpe was on First Take yesterday comparing Brady's alleged deflating of footballs, to Alex Rodriguez' admitted use of steroids.

Bill Belichick: Even the …

Bill Belichick: Even the early cuts are hard to make

We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.

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We check in with Gary Myers of the NYDN about his tweets reporting the NFL's best settlement offer to Brady... a one game reduction for a full admission of guilt. The offer obviously went nowhere.

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We wrap up a Monday with some of the best sound bites you may have missed.

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Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.

Chris Villani talks deflate gate and Chris Mortensen

Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.

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#RedSox Farm Report Podcast featuring MLB.com's Jim Callis - what does Dave Dombrowski do with the Farm?

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Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford discuss the details behind NESN not renewing play-by-play man Don Orsillo, and take calls from fans about the choice.

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Chris Mortensen reports 11 of 12 footballs were under-inflated in AFC Championship; callers react with Mut, 1-20-15

Chris Mortensen, ESPN, reports on Twitter that the "NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources." He went on SportsCenter to talk about his report. Mut and his callers reacted to the breaking news

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