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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
05/18/2011 - 3:38am
It was a sight nobody was sure they would ever see — at least not this season, anyway.  No, this isn’t about Tyler Seguin getting time on the power play, though we’ll get to that. The image is something far more surprising. We’d seen Seguin on the power play recently in practice. Seeing the rookie out on the man advantage was hardly as shocking as this.
DJ Bean
05/16/2011 - 4:11am
When a big-name player with game-breaking ability is selected with a top choice in the NHL draft, the labels are thrown around liberally. They’ll call him the phenom, the wunderkind, the star. The sky is the limit, so why worry about what’s on the ground?
DJ Bean
05/15/2011 - 3:12am
The Bruins have won games in plenty of different ways this postseason. They’ve gone the 60-minute-effort route, and they’ve done it in overtime (in half of their wins, in fact). As was seen last round vs. the Flyers, they’ve won games in the first period (Game 3), won them in second (Game 1) and won them in the third (Game 4). They can win at any time, in any stretch of time. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2011 - 12:44pm
There are some songs that are almost too cliché. They’re on every iPod, but they are generally only saved for sing-alongs or tired messages. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2011 - 2:42am
The Bruins and Lightning both have had a lot of time off since sweeping their semifinal series, but they will finally return to action on Saturday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. 
DJ Bean
05/12/2011 - 4:13pm
And then there were the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2011 - 5:56pm
When it comes to the Bruins and special teams this postseason, everyone knows that the power play has been a huge lightning rod for criticism. With only one 5-on-4 goal through the team’s first 11 playoff games, it’s been easy to see the power play has been far from a specialty for the Bruins’ special teams. 
DJ Bean
05/10/2011 - 2:15am
The Bruins are four wins away from something big that just might make the city of Boston crazy.   They are just four victories away from giving Toronto even more for Tomas Kaberle. 
DJ Bean
05/09/2011 - 2:31pm
WILMINGTON — Way back when Tyler Seguin was a hotshot OHL star coming off a disappointing playoff exit against the Taylor Hall-led Windsor Spitfires last May, he knew what was ahead of him. Or at least he could narrow it down. 
DJ Bean
05/09/2011 - 2:08am
Hockey fans in Boston are growing restless. The beards are getting itchy. It has been nearly three days since hockey has been played in this town. 
DJ Bean
05/07/2011 - 3:32pm
The best news the Bruins have been able to deliver the city of Boston in 19 years came with a sizable catch. The B’s are headed to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1992, but thanks to a concussion to Patrice Bergeron, they will do so – at least in the early going – without their best player this postseason. 
DJ Bean
05/07/2011 - 3:34am
As the playoff seeds began taking shape, it seemed destiny that the Bruins would meet the Canadiens in the first round. With the rivalry’s tensions the highest they had been in quite some time, it was only fitting that the two teams would meet in the postseason. 
DJ Bean
05/05/2011 - 2:10am
This is rarely, if ever, a space for black and gold butt-kissing. The power play stinks. The Kaberle trade was a bad deal. See? Now, for a dose of unbiased truth. The Bruins lead the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, three games to none. Big deal, right? Wrong. Huge deal. Mammoth deal.  
DJ Bean
05/03/2011 - 6:42am
PHILADELPHIA – The Bruins know that they have a real opportunity to prove something this postseason. They can prove that last year’s playoffs collapse was a one-time occurrence , that great regular season goaltending does mean something come spring and that they can get past the second round. They’re on their way to proving some of those things, but so far the biggest thing they have proven has been rather odd.
DJ Bean
05/01/2011 - 5:54pm
PHILADELPHIA -- In a nutshell, goaltending-wise, the Bruins have it made. They have this season's best goaltender, and just in case anything might happen to Tim Thomas, they have last season's best goaltender in Tuukka Rask.
DJ Bean
04/30/2011 - 8:59pm
PHILADELPHIA – There was a feeling around Boston that if the Bruins wanted to get past the Flyers this time around, they would need to bring more than they brought against the Canadiens in the first round. They couldn’t fall behind early on in games. They had to score a power play goal (some were more realistic than others) and they had to have more than just one or two lines operating from game to game. 
DJ Bean
04/29/2011 - 7:49am
What is the word Boston is looking for as the Bruins head to Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference semifinals? Is it “poetic,” or something along those lines? Perhaps it’s “fate.” Maybe it’s just that deep breath that can only say “here we go again.”
DJ Bean
04/28/2011 - 4:56am
Maybe Andrew Ference was right. History is for dorks.
DJ Bean
04/27/2011 - 12:13am
MONTREAL — As the final seconds ticked off the clock at 9:40 p.m. in Montreal Tuesday night, a different countdown began. While the clock at Bell Centre read 00:00, a clock of about 21 hours and 40 minutes started for one team’s last game of the season. 
DJ Bean
04/25/2011 - 12:41pm
You know, the Bruins have won four in a row before. 
DJ Bean
04/24/2011 - 9:42am
So much has been made of big starts for in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals series between the Bruins and Canadiens. In Games 1, 2 and 4, the Habs came out strong, with the Bruins not matching the early effort and falling behind. In Game 3, it was the Bruins who stepped it up while the Canadiens weren't up to speed.  
DJ Bean
04/22/2011 - 7:48am
MONTREAL -- It was 3-1, and boy, did it sure seem like it would become 3-1. With the Habs leading by a pair of goals in the second period of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, it seemed they were just another rope-a-dope display away from grabbing the victory and having a 3-1 stranglehold on the series. They had absolutely dominated the B's for the first 27 minutes of the game. In fact, when it was a 1-1 tie following Michael Ryder's first goal early on in the second period, the scoreboard was a poor indicator of how the two teams were playing. 
DJ Bean
04/19/2011 - 1:14am
MONTREAL -- Go crazy, folks, as you can now take your pens to your schedules and emphatically cross out that "if necessary" next to Game 5. It came a few days later than anticipated, but the Bruins finally got their first win of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, defeating the hated Habs by a 4-2 score Monday night (recap) and winning at the Bell Centre for the first time since Feb. 7, 2010.
DJ Bean
04/17/2011 - 11:19pm
MONTREAL — Through the first two games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the goals clearly have not come in bulk for the Bruins.
DJ Bean
04/17/2011 - 2:13am
If the Bruins weren’t worried before, they should be now.  The bigger, tougher, higher-scoring team with the best goalie in the world is two losses away from the backlash and disappointment that we all know will eventually just turn into hype for the No. 9 pick in June. 


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