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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
03/16/2011 - 12:28am
The Bruins ended their four-game skid in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, requiring a shorthanded tally from Rich Peverley, as well as big saves from both Tuukka Rask and Tomas Kaberle just to get the game to overtime. It ultimately ended with Rask and Tyler Seguin starring in a shootout, and the end result was a 3-2 win in Columbus (recap).
DJ Bean
03/12/2011 - 2:58am
What a difference a week makes.  
DJ Bean
03/11/2011 - 2:55am
Here’s a sentence that wasn’t a leading candidate to exist two days ago: Zdeno Chara got a raw deal.
DJ Bean
03/09/2011 - 2:13am
Zdeno Chara has been plenty of things in his NHL career: The tallest guy to ever play the game. The captain who got the “C” before playing a single game with the Bruins. A target for jeers every time he touches the puck in another team’s building. The list goes on. 
DJ Bean
03/07/2011 - 5:27pm
WILMINGTON – The Bruins and Canadiens have set the bar pretty high, even by this rivalry’s standards.  The last time the two teams met, they combined for 187 penalty minutes and 14 goals in an 8-6 Bruins victory. 
DJ Bean
03/06/2011 - 2:45am
It was bound to end sometime.   The Bruins’ seven-game win-streak was the talk of the town while it lasted, but all it took was a regrettable Dennis Seidenberg pass to wipe it away Saturday night in overtime.  
DJ Bean
03/04/2011 - 5:57pm
WILMINGTON -- In watching the Bruins this season, and especially in recent weeks, there has been one thing on the minds of fans throughout New England. The question of whether the silver object that has long eluded these parts could finally arrive (without a winner from another team bringing it) is a subject that is being entertained more and more. 
DJ Bean
03/04/2011 - 12:44am
The Bruins have had their fair share of “big games” this season, and often times they’ve dictated them to their liking with their desired balance of fighting and scoring. 
DJ Bean
03/02/2011 - 1:58am
Another game, another two points. That's the way the Bruins' six-game road trip went, and it ended Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over the Senators at Scotiabank Place (recap).
DJ Bean
02/22/2011 - 2:25am
The NFL Scouting Combine is a place for making good impressions, but it’s also the birthplace of annual blunders. While it’s easy to point at foolishly high picks that stem from individual performances, the mysterious slipups of the combine are not limited to just teams.
DJ Bean
02/21/2011 - 2:39am
The Feb. 28 trade deadline is one week away, and with less than $1 million in cap space, it’s a safe bet that the Bruins, who have already added help on the power play (Tomas Kaberle) as well as the bottom six forward mix (Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly) will not be adding a major scorer. What you see may be what you get with this roster, and the players like their chances. 
DJ Bean
02/19/2011 - 6:00am
Catch your breath yet? It seems the Bruins barely could when they needed a big effort in the final two periods to sink the Senators Friday night after a big day of trades that landed them Tomas Kaberle, Rich Peverley, and less notably Boris Valabik. Into the organization came those three, and out went Blake Wheeler, Mark Stuart, Joe Colborne, and a pair of draft picks.
DJ Bean
02/18/2011 - 2:03pm
It’s almost anticlimactic that Tomas Kaberle is now a member of the Bruins. Fans have been customizing jerseys with the Czech blueliner’s name for years now, but they can finally don those sweaters without getting funny looks. 
DJ Bean
02/18/2011 - 12:27am
The visa issues that have kept Chris Kelly locked in Scotiabank Place the last three days (mostly kidding) won’t be an issue with the Bruins in Ottawa Friday night, so after a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday (recap), it seems the Bruins will finally have their newest addition in the lineup.
DJ Bean
02/16/2011 - 4:35am
Say what you will about the 2010-11 Boston Bruins, but consistency is something on which they have been able to pride themselves. 
DJ Bean
02/12/2011 - 12:52am
Friday night was ugly for the Bruins, a dead effort in which the Red Wings dominated them to the tune of a 6-1 score. Two nights after their 8-6 beatdown of the Habs on Wednesday, they were outraced and outsmarted in every facet of the game. The lesson? Maybe these guys just shouldn’t have so many statement games. 
DJ Bean
02/10/2011 - 3:53am
The Bruins see the Canadiens often enough in both the regular season and the playoffs, but the regular season is starting to show that it would be a shame if the two weren’t brought together once again in mid-April. 
DJ Bean
02/09/2011 - 2:16pm
Tyler Seguin has been given a lot. The second overall pick in last year's draft, Seguin has been welcomed to the city of Boston with open arms, and viewed by the NHL as one of the league's top talents. In a season in which his statistical output has been less than many probably expected (8-9=17 totals in 51 games) he was showcased in Raleigh, N.C. during the All-Star festivities as one of the premier rookies. Despite not yet being the top player he will almost undoubtedly one day be, he's been given a lot.
DJ Bean
02/08/2011 - 10:36pm
David Krejci knew before the season that in a lineup without Marc Savard, the expectations usually placed on No. 91 might fall on him. With Savard recovering from post-concussion syndrome, Krejci worked as the team’s top-line pivot early in the season prior to going down with a concussion of his own on Nov. 20.
DJ Bean
02/07/2011 - 6:32pm
The annual image of an emotional Marc Savard struggling through his words as he talks about his future isn’t easier the second time around, especially when the questions are about whether concussions have doomed his career for the last time.
DJ Bean
02/05/2011 - 7:03pm
The Bruins know that they aren’t going to get a Dec. 23 kind of game every night. These days, that line of thinking can also be revised to include Feb. 3.
DJ Bean
02/04/2011 - 1:42am
If there’s one way to start the hardest part of your schedule, that’s it. 
DJ Bean
02/02/2011 - 2:00am
Not every game the Bruins play in the second half of the season is going to be like Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Hurricanes at the RBC Center (recap).
DJ Bean
01/31/2011 - 9:28pm
The notion was thrown around earlier in the season half-seriously, but there’s no joking about it these days: Tim Thomas has a good shot at both the Vezina and the Hart Trophy. Seriously. 
DJ Bean
01/28/2011 - 3:56am
The first 50 games of the season for the Bruins had plenty of good and plenty of bad, but the team really began to hit its stride over the last month, and as a result, Claude Julien’s club is sitting atop the Northeast Division with a four-point lead. 


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