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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
11/11/2013 - 6:39pm
From looking at the standings, you wouldn’t guess that the Bruins are just turning a corner as they try to hit their stride and get all of their new guys comfortable in their system.  That’s because as of Monday evening, after shutting out the Lightning in a 3-0 win, the B’s and their 23 points are just a point back of the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa squad. 
DJ Bean
11/10/2013 - 2:03am
The Bruins are two winning third periods separated from the early season malaise that plagued them, but while some areas have improved in order to get the Bruins some wins, it’s been more of the same from Boston’s first-liners. That’s been a good thing. 
DJ Bean
11/08/2013 - 6:15pm
Two games, three goals. So far, so good for the Carl Sodereberg - Chris Kelly - Reilly Smith trio. 
DJ Bean
11/08/2013 - 12:46am
When it’s worked, it’s been exciting to see the Bruins’ young defensemen join the rush as Boston’s back end receives a slight makeover in the post-Andrew Ference era. 
DJ Bean
11/07/2013 - 4:11pm
Claude Julien is right. Tim Thomas did not singlehandedly win the Bruins a Stanley Cup. 
DJ Bean
11/06/2013 - 12:55am
To paraphrase Dave Grohl, one last thing before I quit writing about Tyler Seguin until January: What happened Tuesday night was really surprising. 
DJ Bean
11/04/2013 - 1:31am
Whatever was going on during Tyler Seguin’s one-goal postseason wasn’t the reason the Bruins traded him.  That postseason was a reason, sure, but it was just one of the reasons why Seguin’s days in black and gold came to an end after just three seasons. 
DJ Bean
11/03/2013 - 1:18am
The Bruins aren’t very good right now, so forgive the lack of serious concern.
DJ Bean
11/01/2013 - 1:13am
Things were looking pretty rough for Carl Soderberg, and they got worse before they got better. Still, the takeaway is that they did indeed get better, as Soderberg scored his first NHL goal Thursday and showed that he’s earned the trust of his coach. 
DJ Bean
10/31/2013 - 1:23am
On June 15, 2011, Josh Beckett threw a one-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays. Nobody saw it because everyone was busy watching the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in Vancouver that night. 
DJ Bean
10/29/2013 - 10:08pm
Last season, the Bruins tried to upgrade Nathan Horton’s position with Jarome Iginla. It didn’t happen. 
DJ Bean
10/27/2013 - 1:14am
It’s way too early in the season to know how good a team the 2013-14 Bruins are, but the guess here is that after 10 games, they’re just scratching the surface of what they can be.
DJ Bean
10/24/2013 - 11:41pm
Patrice Bergeron’s line is looking different these days than the Bruins had planned, so it sure is a good thing that David Krejci’s line appears to have things under control. 
DJ Bean
10/24/2013 - 1:02am
No matter how many games John Scott is suspended, it will not impact the Sabres as far as wins and losses go. That should tell you all you need to know about what Scott brings when it comes to actually playing hockey. 
DJ Bean
10/22/2013 - 6:03pm
As is often the case, Milan Lucic put it best. 
DJ Bean
10/22/2013 - 12:18am
Defensemen are moving in and out of the Bruins' lineup, but it wouldn't be possible without Dennis Seidenberg moving around.
DJ Bean
10/20/2013 - 2:34am
For two of the past three years, we in the local hockey media have smirked at the poor guys and gals on the baseball beat as they’ve posted lineups of regular-season baseball games when the whole city was focused on the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals.
DJ Bean
10/18/2013 - 12:26am
SUNRISE, Fla. – Tim Thomas has spoken. 
DJ Bean
10/16/2013 - 5:34pm
SUNRISE, Fla. -- It's a game that once upon a time seemed so unlikely to be played: The Bruins against … Tim Thomas?
DJ Bean
10/15/2013 - 12:26am
The Bruins are 3-2-0 through five games. As Tuukka Rask put it, they're "not awful, not great, not bad."
DJ Bean
10/13/2013 - 9:32am
It was awfully, awfully early to be worried about Loui Eriksson.
DJ Bean
10/11/2013 - 9:40am
Jarome Iginla already was disliked enough in Boston when he played his first game at the Garden since turning down a trade to the Bruins. Then he went out and busted up Nathan Horton's shoulder and left Boston's best postseason winger banged up for the entire postseason. What a super mean guy. 
DJ Bean
10/09/2013 - 8:51pm
Carl Soderberg was dressed in his typically sharp attire as walked through the Bruins dressing room on his way out of Ristuccia Arena one day this week when a teammate heckled him on his way out.  “Are you going to church?” Matt Bartkowski asked, literally adding insult to injury and drawing laughter from Reilly Smith and Torey Krug. Dissed and dismissed, Mr. Soderberg. 
DJ Bean
10/05/2013 - 11:29pm
The Bruins spent the entire season – still tinkering with the personnel in the Stanley Cup finals, even – trying to ice a good third line last season. Two games into this campaign and one player short of what they had planned, the Bruins have a good third line. Go figure. 
DJ Bean
10/04/2013 - 9:15am
It wasn’t too long ago that Dennis Seidenberg was still an unsigned free agent looking for a job in training camp.  


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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

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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: Joe Torre forgets The Boss 7-28-14

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David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

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