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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
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. 
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. 
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. 
DJ Bean
06/06/2013 - 7:37am
If the Bruins had to give a 48-game pitch as to why you should watch them, root for them, believe in them, etc., it probably would be underwhelming. If they had to give a 95-minute, 19-second pitch, that’s a different story.
DJ Bean
06/04/2013 - 8:36pm
The series is young. Don’t forget it. 
DJ Bean
06/04/2013 - 12:37am
PITTSBURGH -– Turns out the Penguins are kind of a mess. Who knew? 
DJ Bean
06/02/2013 - 3:55pm
"We hated them so much. We really did. Just so cocky. And we prevailed. We kept on working. It was just everything about them -- the diving, hitting [Nathan Horton], the whining in the papers. But you know, we took it, we went with it ... stuck to our game, played our game, and won it."
DJ Bean
06/02/2013 - 1:34am
PITTSBURGH – That didn’t take long. 
DJ Bean
05/31/2013 - 6:00pm
PITTSBURGH -- Come on, James Neal.


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Buster Olney talks Castillo, Stanton, Koji and Lester, 8-27-14

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Kevin Millar, MLB Network on the Castillo signing 8-22-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.

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

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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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John Frates on his son Peter and Fred Smerlas 8-29-14

John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.

The Garappolo era begins 8-29-14

Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.

Jason Cole breaks down Tom Brady's reaction to the Mankins move 8-28-14

Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.

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More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.

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Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.

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Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Summer Memories, 8-29-14

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