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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
08/05/2011 - 12:48am
On June 15, in the same moment the Bruins won something great, they lost something great.
DJ Bean
07/29/2011 - 6:22pm
FOXBORO – The Patriots are entering uncharted territory in more ways than one. They, like everyone else, are getting used to a new set of rules in the post-lockout world.
DJ Bean
07/22/2011 - 8:15pm
If it weren’t for the Bruins having won the Stanley Cup just over a month ago, perhaps hockey fans around these parts would treat these weeks of the offseason differently than they are now. Instead of rushing out to get their picture taken with the Cup or pick up the team’s DVD, they might concern themselves with finding something to worry about, as any true Boston sports fan would. 
DJ Bean
07/19/2011 - 4:12am
The Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup Champions DVD was premiered Monday night at Loews on Tremont Street, with Brad Marchand, Shawn Thornton and Andrew Ference strutting down the red-ish carpet with the
DJ Bean
07/15/2011 - 8:52am
So much of the usual work had already been done for the Bruins began the offseason.
DJ Bean
07/11/2011 - 5:44pm
WILMINGTON  -- The Bruins 2011 development camp is in the books, and though the end result was a room full of sore skaters, the Bruins are happy with what they’ve been able to get out the five-day camp. They get a look at which players are in tip-top shape (quite a few) and which ones need work (Alexander Khokhlachev), while the players get to know one another.  
DJ Bean
07/10/2011 - 4:22pm
WILMINGTON – Every player entering his first development camp goes through the same thing. Much like the first day of kindergarten or college, there’s far less familiarity and far more new faces. For Bruins’ second-round pick Alexander Khokhlachev, he’s used to experiencing new things, as he, much like David Krejci years before him, left Europe to play junior hockey in Canada before eventually being drafted by the B’s. 
DJ Bean
07/06/2011 - 2:55am
When Tomas Kaberle remained unsigned as the fifth day of free agency began, it seemed the Bruins might be in store for some type of a bargain. They certainly ended up getting their bargain, but it wasn’t with Kaberle.
DJ Bean
07/05/2011 - 1:56am
What if Ari Gold represented Tomas Kaberle? If it were the fictional agent on Entourage, and not Rick Curran, who advised the free agent defenseman, he could simply recycle one of his lines on his client, and it would be pretty close to dead-on in accuracy: “It ain't eight months ago, man. Listen, you cooled off. The $5 million offers do not exist.”
DJ Bean
07/01/2011 - 2:11am
July 1 is a significant day for any team in the NHL. It can be the day that they change their franchise with a big signing, or the day they see a player walk out the door and find a new home on the market. For the Stanley Cup champs, it might not mean anything. 
DJ Bean
06/30/2011 - 12:52am
Many thought that the Max Pacioretty/Zdeno Chara/Sgt. Ian Lafreniere circus was a thing of the past, but it once again reared its ridiculous head this week when the Montreal Police Department revealed that it still intended to speak to the Bruins' captain about the whatever-you-want-to-call-it that happened back on March 8.
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.)


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