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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
05/31/2011 - 5:36am
VANCOUVER – Casual hockey fans that would tune into playoff games did not know who Nathan Horton was until this year. Now, they know him well. 
DJ Bean
05/30/2011 - 2:33am
VANCOUVER — Rumor has it that were it not for some confusion over how to spell “Oreskovich,” the Stanley Cup already would be engraved with the names of the 2010-11 Canucks. 
DJ Bean
05/28/2011 - 3:05am
Even through all the celebrating, each member of the team paying homage to game-winning-goal bank Nathan Horton by smiling just as wide as the happy-go-lucky winger and high-fiving by teammates as they walked by one another, the fact that the Bruins had reached the
DJ Bean
05/26/2011 - 12:44am
TAMPA – We’ve gotten to know the Bruins pretty well over the 99 games they have played this season. No. 100 could be their last. 
DJ Bean
05/24/2011 - 5:07pm
TAMPA – You want to talk about an enigma?
DJ Bean
05/24/2011 - 2:19am
Call it resiliency, call it ice water in their veins, call it a reverse of Game 4 or just a matter of having Tim Thomas in net. Whatever you want to chalk it up to, an obvious point from Monday night’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals was that the Bruins had no business winning.
DJ Bean
05/21/2011 - 5:47pm
TAMPA – Never is the importance of something made clearer than when it isn’t present. 
DJ Bean
05/20/2011 - 2:50pm
TAMPA -- The eye-candy aspect of Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin's game is obvious. He has speed through the neutral zone, an unmistakable gift when it comes to splitting defenseman and a harder shot than you'd think. He's fancy and he can score highlight-reel goals. 
DJ Bean
05/20/2011 - 12:55am
TAMPA — It was the most fitting play of the Bruins season.
DJ Bean
05/18/2011 - 2:38am
It was a sight nobody was sure they would ever see — at least not this season, anyway. 
DJ Bean
05/16/2011 - 3:11am
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 - 2:12am
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).
DJ Bean
05/13/2011 - 11:44am
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 - 1:42am
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 - 3:13pm
And then there were the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2011 - 4:56pm
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 - 1:15am
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 - 1:31pm
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 - 1:08am
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 - 2:32pm
The best news the Bruins have been able to deliver the city of Boston in 19 years came with a sizable catch.
DJ Bean
05/07/2011 - 2:34am
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 - 1:10am
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 - 5:42am
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.
DJ Bean
05/01/2011 - 4:54pm
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 - 7:59pm
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.


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