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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
07/11/2013 - 5:36pm
Tuukka Rask took a gamble last season by taking a one-year deal. Now the Bruins are the ones taking a gamble, but the stakes are much higher. 
DJ Bean
07/10/2013 - 4:28pm
WILMINGTON – When Malcolm Subban watched the Bruins come two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup, he was bummed out.
DJ Bean
07/08/2013 - 3:14pm
Loui Eriksson has a lot of things going for him as he comes to the Bruins, and the biggest one is pretty simple: He’s a sure thing. 
DJ Bean
07/06/2013 - 3:39pm
Peter Chiarelli has done more than remake the right side of Boston’s offense.
DJ Bean
07/04/2013 - 6:31pm
Tyler Seguin wasn’t a Bruin, and now he isn’t a Bruin.  Over the coming days, weeks, months and in all likelihood, years, we’ll wonder why. As Seguin goes on to become a regular 30-goal-scorer for the Stars, we’ll ask what was so wrong with Seguin that it couldn’t work in Boston. 
DJ Bean
07/03/2013 - 1:03pm
The Bruins have some holes in their lineup, and they're on the right side of the offense. 
DJ Bean
07/01/2013 - 12:55am
“He’s maturing before our eyes. I feel that with the hard work that he’s shown us and the willingness to put in that hard work and continue to improve, I think the sky is the limit for Tyler.”
DJ Bean
06/28/2013 - 2:45pm
Having good players is slowly but surely catching up to the Bruins.  As we touched on the other day, one common characteristic of championship-caliber teams is having a lot of guys who are worth much more than they make. That's why developing or trading for guys can be so beneficial -- because unlike the case with signing big-name free agents, it's more likely that you find value rather than overpaying. 
DJ Bean
06/26/2013 - 5:08pm
Tuukka Rask is going to get all sorts of money.  “I think he’ll get two, 2 1/2 [million dollars],” Brad Marchand said at Wednesday’s breakup day. 
DJ Bean
06/26/2013 - 12:53am
Has the sting gone away yet? Yeah, it probably won’t for a while. Yet in this fun world of lockout-shortened seasons and altered offseasons, Bruins decision-makers really won’t have any time off after a heartbreaking end to a Stanley Cup run. 
DJ Bean
06/25/2013 - 6:48am
The 2013 NHL season ended in Boston, and though it wasn’t the result the city wanted, it couldn’t have been more fitting.
DJ Bean
06/23/2013 - 12:20am
CHICAGO – The Bruins’ situation right now is a lot like the 45-minute mark of Ted: It isn’t good, but it isn’t over. 
DJ Bean
06/21/2013 - 7:49pm
CHICAGO -- There's been no finger-biting, no whining, no complaints to the league. It's just been good hockey.
DJ Bean
06/20/2013 - 2:23am
Jonathan Toews didn’t just poke the bear, he went all Liam Neeson and taped broken nips bottles to his hands* in preparation for a best-of-three battle he isn’t afraid of his team fighting. 
DJ Bean
06/19/2013 - 1:12pm
Neither Rich Peverley's body nor his feelings are hurt. 
DJ Bean
06/18/2013 - 2:52pm
Hockey players will do just about anything for the Stanley Cup. You knew that, of course. This isn't a news story. 
DJ Bean
06/18/2013 - 2:19am
How are the Bruins beating the Blackhawks? Kind of the same way they beat the Penguins: by taking Chicago’s top offensive players out of the equation. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2013 - 3:26am
CHICAGO – What was that thing that appeared on the ice a little over halfway through the second period on Saturday at United Center?  It was hard to tell exactly what it was, but it created chances, forced turnovers and scored two goals.  After doing a little investigating, turns out it was a third line. From watching this Bruins team all season, it was pretty alien. 
DJ Bean
06/14/2013 - 7:40pm
CHICAGO – Maybe the perception of Nathan Horton is wrong. 
DJ Bean
06/13/2013 - 7:53pm
CHICAGO – This isn’t the time for Claude Julien to worry about player development. 
DJ Bean
06/13/2013 - 2:57am
CHICAGO – The Bruins could have been sleeping at midnight Thursday in Chicago, so it was only fitting that their shortcomings led to them getting a wakeup call at that time. 
DJ Bean
06/12/2013 - 1:53am
CHICAGO -- Last season was the weirdest of Tyler Seguin’s career. He didn’t even make it to the Stanley Cup finals. 
DJ Bean
06/10/2013 - 9:34am
After the Bruins made quick work of the last team anyone expected to be swept, folks should be feeling pretty good about their team’s chances against the Blackhawks with the Stanley Cup on the line. 
DJ Bean
06/08/2013 - 1:54am
The Bruins shouldn’t be here.  And it's not a “these guys got some lucky bounces and the other team should have won” type thing. They actually shouldn’t be here.  Not only are they here, but they’re now the best team in hockey. At this point, how could anyone disagree with that?
DJ Bean
06/06/2013 - 6:20pm
Until next year, Merlot Line. 


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Andy Brickley joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Bruins Red Wings series, a possible Seidenberg return, and the power play.

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