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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
09/14/2011 - 5:48pm
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 - 4:42pm
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.
DJ Bean
09/08/2011 - 2:57pm
WILMINGTON -- As Brad Marchand and the Bruins took the ice for their first veterans practice of 2011, he seemed to be the same No. 63 who earned a cult following as a rookie in the team's Stanley Cup-winning 2010-11 campaign.
DJ Bean
08/25/2011 - 1:46am
Since winning the Stanley Cup, Bruins forward Nathan Horton has had the shortest offseason of his career by a large margin.
DJ Bean
08/08/2011 - 4:16pm
MIDDLETON – Last year, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton was joined by teammates Tuukka Rask and Milan Lucic at the Ferncroft country club in Middlet
DJ Bean
08/04/2011 - 11:48pm
On June 15, in the same moment the Bruins won something great, they lost something great.
DJ Bean
07/29/2011 - 5:22pm
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 - 7:15pm
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.
DJ Bean
07/19/2011 - 3:12am
The Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup Champions DVD was premiered Monday night at Loews on Tremont Street, with Brad Marchand, Shawn Th
DJ Bean
07/15/2011 - 7:52am
So much of the usual work had already been done for the Bruins began the offseason.
DJ Bean
07/11/2011 - 4:44pm
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 - 3:22pm
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.
DJ Bean
07/06/2011 - 1:55am
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 - 12:56am
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:
DJ Bean
07/01/2011 - 1:11am
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.
DJ Bean
06/29/2011 - 11:52pm
Many thought that the Max Pacioretty/Zdeno Chara/Sgt.
DJ Bean
06/28/2011 - 12:06am
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 - 1:24am
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.
DJ Bean
06/22/2011 - 11:56pm
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 - 5:45am
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.
DJ Bean
06/16/2011 - 5:46am
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 - 2:36am
The Bruins got their wish. There will be a Game 7, and unfortunately or otherwise, it will be in Vancouver. 
DJ Bean
06/13/2011 - 1:07am
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.
DJ Bean
06/12/2011 - 2:47am
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. 
DJ Bean
06/11/2011 - 1:19am
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. 


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