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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
03/26/2011 - 4:55pm
Trap games can usually be seen coming from a mile away. Some thought Saturday could be such a contest, but with the Bruins’ stretch of three Eastern Conference playoff teams in four nights, one would think would be no room for a trap game. 
DJ Bean
03/25/2011 - 1:16am
Big and Bad. Maybe it's overrated. On a night when there were zero signs of life from the Canadiens, the Bruins opted to display a different 'B' Thursday: Better.
DJ Bean
03/23/2011 - 7:20pm
Thursday night is going to be a big test for the Bruins, but when it comes to all the obstacles the B's will face with the Habs in town, there me be none greater than the challenge of keeping focused. 
DJ Bean
03/23/2011 - 2:47am
Milan Lucic is not Cam Neely. 
DJ Bean
03/21/2011 - 3:27pm
WILMINGTON -- Tyler Seguin's terrific play has rarely been a storyline this season, and the explanation as to why is pretty simple: The rookie's play hasn't been terrific. 
DJ Bean
03/21/2011 - 3:10am
March isn't a good time for team to be in free-fall, so with 11 games remaining in the regular season, the Bruins, 1-3-3 over their last seven games, are hoping consecutive days at Ristuccia arena for the first time in a while will do the trick. While the town laments their play of late, the players in the room are just trying to diagnose the issue and remedy it. 
DJ Bean
03/20/2011 - 2:51am
Remember the good old days of January?
DJ Bean
03/18/2011 - 1:24am
When the Bruins were in the midst of their impressive seven-game win streak, people saw just how good they can be. All of the summer hype that surrounded the team in the months leading up to the regular season suddenly seemed on par. Yes, they had been a very good team to that point, but by late February, people some thought that all the questions about the 2010-11 Boston Bruins were answered.
DJ Bean
03/16/2011 - 2:50pm
While this may not be easy for Bruins fans to hear, it should be easy for the league to decide. 
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. 


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Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

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As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

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DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Another news blooper 7-31-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland 7-31-14

John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Making sense of all the trade talk with WEEI.com's Alex Speier

We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.

Waving goodbye to the ol' Lefty? Jon Lester appears headed out of Boston

We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.

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Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

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With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

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Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

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