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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
04/27/2012 - 3:10pm
It's always something with Tim Thomas. 
DJ Bean
04/26/2012 - 3:55am
The Bruins sat in their dressing room baffled by their fate. It was what you’d expect from a team that had just been eliminated: quiet guys, short sentences and the general sense that players were preoccupied with thinking about what could have been.
DJ Bean
04/23/2012 - 10:42pm
Tim Thomas’ most memorable games have come in the postseason. Now, it’s time for another one. 
DJ Bean
04/22/2012 - 9:17pm
WASHINGTON – Based on six games of evidence, there are going to be two cities’ worth of hockey fans without fingernails come Wednesday night. 
DJ Bean
04/21/2012 - 8:19pm
Two of the most intriguing words in all of sports are “if” and “necessary.”  If necessary, a series can go five, six or seven games. If necessary, a team that’s a win away from advancing might need two or three games to do it. 
DJ Bean
04/20/2012 - 2:47am
WASHINGTON – David Krejci was the Bruins’ most productive offensive player last postseason. Any chance he’ll show up during these playoffs?
DJ Bean
04/18/2012 - 6:09pm
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Brendan Shanahan has officially told the Bruins and Capitals to knock it off. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2012 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON – Here we are again. Another postseason, and another column about Dennis Seidenberg taking over. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2012 - 1:17am
WASHINGTON – How might Brad Marchand, the Bruins’ resident wordsmith, summarize the direction in which the Eastern Conference quarterfinals is headed?  
DJ Bean
04/15/2012 - 9:05pm
WASHINGTON – The Capitals are for real.  As the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series shifts to the nation’s capital tied at one game apiece, it’s clear that the Bruins’ competition is stiff. The Capitals have handcuffed Boston’s offense, played two great road games and made two fanbases forget that they’re doing it with an AHL goalie.
DJ Bean
04/14/2012 - 10:51pm
Bruins fans should know this better than anybody: When the team defense is especially tight, the goalie’s work is a lot easier.  So with no disrespect to Braden Holtby – after being thrown into the fire due to injuries to Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth answered the bell and made all the stops he’s had to – let’s calm down a bit. 
DJ Bean
04/13/2012 - 4:10pm
All you need to do is watch a Bruins game to know that defenseman Andrew Ference is the ultimate team player. 
DJ Bean
04/13/2012 - 3:15am
If you need a scouting report on Chris Kelly, you probably shouldn’t ask Chris Kelly. 
DJ Bean
04/11/2012 - 6:09am
Last season, the Bruins played three seven-game series en route to winning the Stanley Cup, and the first one came in the opening round against the Canadiens.  They won the Cup, but the B’s literally came a bounce away from being knocked out in the first round. 
DJ Bean
04/09/2012 - 8:29pm
Zdeno Chara is expected to have his giant hands full over the next couple of weeks as he is charged with neutralizing one of the most electrifying scorers in the NHL. 
DJ Bean
04/07/2012 - 10:03pm
The Bruins have a tough act to follow.  Unlike past years, Bruins fans know what the team is capable of. They saw the Bruins ride the best goaltender in the league, the best defensive pairing in the league and one of the deepest offenses in the league to a Stanley Cup victory. 
DJ Bean
04/06/2012 - 4:52pm
Did you know that perhaps the biggest single season goaltending record is about to be broken by the St. Louis Blues’ No. 2 goalie? 
DJ Bean
04/05/2012 - 11:50pm
It took longer than he would have liked, but a healthy Anton Khudobin finally started a game for the Bruins on Thursday, and he sent a message that both the B's and Boston fans needed to hear. 
DJ Bean
04/04/2012 - 1:39am
Minnesota was the wrong place for Benoit Pouliot. So was Montreal. Until Pouliot arrived in Boston, he was used to being one of the most talented players on the roster, but one of the most disappointing. 
DJ Bean
03/31/2012 - 12:47am
The playoffs are fast approaching. After this weekend, teams will play out the final weeks of their schedules, and it will be the same drill as every year. Sixteen teams are in, 14 are out, and everyone who’s in is excited for the playoffs.
DJ Bean
03/30/2012 - 12:41am
If the result of the game was the same no matter what, would you rather Tim Thomas have more periods like the first and second period Thursday, or like the third period and overtime? 
DJ Bean
03/28/2012 - 2:33pm
WILMINGTON -- Being a healthy scratch is nothing new to Daniel Paille. It's just been a while. 
DJ Bean
03/28/2012 - 1:58am
Tuesday’s win over the Lightning gave the Bruins three consecutive wins after failing to do so in their previous 41 games.  
DJ Bean
03/26/2012 - 12:34am
The Bruins received excellent news Sunday night when Rich Peverley finally made his return from a right knee sprain.
DJ Bean
03/23/2012 - 5:30am
Can the Bruins make a deep run this year? 


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SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

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A 19 year old football player, in Mesa, Arizona, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, for showing his genitalia in his team photo with the football team.

The worst contracts in MLB history, 5-3-16

Piggy-backing on the news of Pablo Sandoval's surgery, the guys take a look at some of the all-time worst contracts in MLB history.

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Sox fans think the guys should leave Hanley alone! 5-3-16

Hanley Ramirez hasn't been hitting and Red Sox fans are just fine with it.

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Pablo Sandoval is scheduled for shoulder surgery. What does this mean for his season and his future with the Red Sox?

Why has David Price been struggling? 5-3-16

The guys start the show discussing David Price's not great start to the year.

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Pablo Sandoval has surgery, done for the season, but may still eventually bring value to the Red Sox

We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.

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