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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.

 
 
COLUMNS
DJ Bean
03/07/2012 - 1:01am
There was a time when Jordan Caron could have been considered the Ross Ventrone of the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
03/03/2012 - 6:15pm
Might Tuukka Rask's injury be the one that really cripples the 2011-12 Bruins? 
DJ Bean
03/02/2012 - 2:52am
After the Bruins were shut out for the fifth time in February on Tuesday night, Claude Julien was asked whether he was concerned about his offense given all the blankings. His answer was brief.  “No,” the coach responded. 
DJ Bean
02/29/2012 - 3:54pm
WILMINGTON -- The trade deadline had passed on Monday, and Wild defenseman Greg Zanon was in his basement playing Wii with his daughter. He thought earlier in the season that he might have been traded, but that clearly wasn't to be. He would ride out the end of his contract as a member of the Wild. Then, at 2:15 p.m. CST, his wife came running down the stairs.
DJ Bean
02/29/2012 - 2:41am
The good news about this leap year is that Bruins don’t have to play on Feb. 29. 
DJ Bean
02/27/2012 - 10:36pm
When it comes to the trade deadline, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli isn't been afraid of looking to the past. Just over a year ago, the former Senators GM swung a deal with Ottawa to bring Chris Kelly, a center from Chiarelli and Zdeno Chara's days, to Boston. 
DJ Bean
02/18/2012 - 2:27am
The Bruins don’t have “it” right now, and they probably can’t get it in a trade. Given all the B’s have going on, fans have every right to be at the edge of their seats waiting to hear who’s coming to save the team. All the pieces are there.
DJ Bean
02/16/2012 - 1:51am
The Bruins are already playing without a key forward in Nathan Horton, and after Wednesday night's win over the Canadiens, they could be down one or two more.
DJ Bean
02/15/2012 - 2:22am
The Bruins gave Johnny Boychuk a contract that pays him like the Bruins' second-best defenseman. That makes the expectations on him over the course of this deal pretty clear.
DJ Bean
02/13/2012 - 6:28pm
Chris Kelly is a pretty humble guy. Personable but self-described as "grumpy," the veteran center doesn’t ask to be praised, nor does he necessarily care for being in the spotlight. When you ask him why he’s having a career year, he talks about his teammates.
DJ Bean
02/11/2012 - 6:16pm
This time of the season, it goes without saying, victories are hard to come by. The Bruins turned in an effort Saturday that probably would have earned them a blowout victory two months ago, but instead got a hard-fought shootout win that they came 67 seconds away from losing in regulation. 
DJ Bean
02/09/2012 - 1:39am
Before the Bruins got their rear ends handed to them in their worst loss of the season Wednesday, the spotlight was already on Tim Thomas. 
DJ Bean
02/04/2012 - 6:27pm
The Bruins are still struggling, and they’re still losing.  That’s why, in some crazy way, they didn’t seem so upset after losing their second game in a row Saturday at TD Garden.  The reason they were more upbeat in the dressing room after Saturday’s game is simple: They were more upbeat on the ice. 
DJ Bean
02/03/2012 - 1:35am
Way back on Jan. 18, some hack writer said that the Bruins’ stretch at the time (they were 5-4-0 over their previous nine games and were winning some games they easily could have lost) was as close to a slump as a team that good would get.
DJ Bean
02/01/2012 - 1:06am
While everyone probably is sick to death of all the Tim Thomas White House talk, there was one final voice that needed to be heard before the book could finally be closed, and that was the voice of the Garden crowd. 
DJ Bean
01/30/2012 - 1:05am
Here’s a prediction: After the Bruins practice Monday on their first day back from the All-Star break, Claude Julien will address the media and declare the Tim Thomas White House fiasco old news. 
DJ Bean
01/25/2012 - 1:25am
When children misbehave, a common tactic for parents and teachers is to put them in a "timeout" so they can think about what they did. 
DJ Bean
01/21/2012 - 6:46pm
“Well it’s one of the most dangerous hits I’ve seen in a while. Nothing has to be said, as far as what should be done. I’m not going to play that, but it’s a pretty easy call as far as I’m concerned.”
DJ Bean
01/20/2012 - 1:34am
The Bruins haven’t gotten many solid tests this season, especially in the Eastern Conference. Saturday should mark the first of four very good ones they’ll receive in the second half of their schedule. While the B's are far from playing their best hockey right now, Saturday’s matinee vs.
DJ Bean
01/18/2012 - 2:03am
It’s official: With the losing streak having reached one game, the Bruins are slumping.  Slumping by the 2011-12 Bruins’ standards, anyway. They have lost two of their last three games, and are 5-4-0 in their last nine contests. Yet it’s hard to judge whether the B’s are off their 'A' game by simply looking at wins and losses. 
DJ Bean
01/17/2012 - 3:00am
With all due respect to Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask was the best player on the ice for the Bruins Monday.
DJ Bean
01/16/2012 - 4:56am
The Bruins have reached the halfway point of the season, and though they did so with a loss Saturday in Carolina, it’s been a long, long time since Bruins fans could be as confident about their team’s chances as they are right now.  
DJ Bean
01/13/2012 - 3:09am
Every year, people ask whether it will be the year that Patrice Bergeron finally gets the recognition that he deserves. 
DJ Bean
01/11/2012 - 5:45pm
The season series has been split, 2-2, thus far, and all but one of the games have been decided by one goal (the other game, decided by two, featured an empty-netter). The teams are less than a year removed an incident involving a criminal investigation and a thrilling playoff series that was settled in overtime of Game 7. 
DJ Bean
01/11/2012 - 3:46am
The Bruins save the best for last. In other words, if they don’t destroy their opponent in the first two periods, they make sure they do in the third period. If they’ve put their opponent away in the first two, they’ll still pile it on in the third.


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

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