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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
04/03/2013 - 7:48pm
Wade Redden and Rob Flick probably are very nice people, but Wednesday was way more about who the Bruins lost than who they added. 
DJ Bean
04/03/2013 - 12:50am
The Bruins wanted to add a goal-scorer, and now they have it in Jaromir Jagr.
DJ Bean
04/02/2013 - 4:18pm
Jaromir Jagr is a Bruin. Or, to put it in terms more appropriate for this season, Jaromir Jagr is a Bruin and he’s actually a Bruin and the Penguins haven’t taken him away from the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
04/01/2013 - 9:54am
Two days until the trade deadline and the biggest names you’re hearing aren’t exactly the biggest names.
DJ Bean
03/30/2013 - 6:11pm
Forget the discussion of who’s to blame between Jarome Iginla, Jay Feaster and Peter Chiarelli. Who’s to blame for what’s actually happening on the ice?
DJ Bean
03/28/2013 - 7:06pm
Peter Chiarelli handled the Jarome Iginla trade situation the best he could. Now he has less than a week to handle trades that will actually happen even better. 
DJ Bean
03/28/2013 - 3:51am
Just past midnight on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, Bruins fans won the Stanley Cup. They jumped up and down, smiled from ear to ear and waited in their pajamas for commissioner-in-this-scenario Jay Feaster to bring the Cup out onto the ice and hand it over to them.
DJ Bean
03/26/2013 - 1:49am
"Now that I’ve been given this opportunity to be a big part of the puzzle, as much as I’ll have pressure from you guys, you definitely put pressure on yourself to perform. It’s up to me to elevate my game and bring it to a certain standard and that’s the responsibility of being an athlete. I know what that responsibility is now. After spending the last five years in the league, you know how hard it is to play day in and day out in the NHL.
DJ Bean
03/24/2013 - 12:54am
The Bruins can only hope that March is their worst month of the season.  With their latest loss Saturday night against the Maple Leafs, one that ended an eight-game winning streak against Toronto, the B’s concluded their road trip at 1-3-0 and continued what’s been their shakiest of the this season’s three months thus far. 
DJ Bean
03/22/2013 - 12:33am
Claude Julien finally got two points Thursday night to end a two-game skid, but it's safe to say he also got his team’s attention. 
DJ Bean
03/20/2013 - 12:58am
Since when are the Bruins a nerve-wracking team to watch? Since when does a third-period lead mean a good chance of a nail-biter and a pretty good chance that they won’t come out of it with any points? 
DJ Bean
03/17/2013 - 7:37pm
Are the Bruins the best team in the Eastern Conference? They're on pace to finish first, but they've lost their only two meetings against the Penguins and haven't seen the surprising Canadiens go away.
DJ Bean
03/16/2013 - 5:06pm
The Bruins have the pieces to be a great team -- that much can’t be debated. Yet in order to be as dominant as possible, they need the right guys going at the same time. Too often recently, they haven’t had their top line producing like a top line, and they’re going to need that line going as the games get more important late in the season heading into the playoffs. 
DJ Bean
03/14/2013 - 11:44pm
Perhaps going from playing against the Penguins to playing against the Panthers is like taking the weight off a weighted bat. The Bruins were doomed by a bad final 30 minutes Tuesday in Pittsburgh, yet an uninspired first two periods Thursday against Florida were enough to give them a lead and eventually a win at the Garden. 
DJ Bean
03/13/2013 - 12:20am
The Bruins wrapped up the first half of their 48-game schedule in horrific fashion Tuesday, blowing a two-goal lead in the final 6:18 against the Penguins and suffering their fourth regulation loss of the season. 
DJ Bean
03/11/2013 - 3:01am
Last year, Tyler Seguin got two Selke votes, which is probably on par with the ridiculousness of Mariano Rivera potentially not getting voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame unanimously on the first ballot when his name comes up. It was so absurd that when told of it, even Seguin laughed in bewilderment. 
DJ Bean
03/09/2013 - 5:30pm
The Bruins needed something to get their bottom six forwards going. Maybe it was a new addition to the third line (Jordan Caron), maybe it was just some grit (Shawn Thornton to set up a goal) and maybe it was just facing a Flyers team that isn’t very good this season.
DJ Bean
03/08/2013 - 2:00am
Chris Kelly had no idea that the Bruins had placed Chris Bourque on waivers until he was asked about it following Boston's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs Thursday. The team had made the move well earlier in the day with the intention of assigning Bourque to Providence, but Kelly both looked confused and said he was confused when asked what Bourque could work on in the AHL, assuming he was to clear.
DJ Bean
03/06/2013 - 9:20am
The April 3 trade deadline is less than a month away. The Bruins have both a very good team and over $12 million of cap space (well, the prorated number of that) to play with. If Peter Chiarelli wants to make a big move (or two), he can. 
DJ Bean
03/04/2013 - 3:55am
Claude Julien wanted to voice his frustrations.  That’s why, when he was asked a question about playing without Zdeno Chara Sunday night, he said this:
DJ Bean
03/02/2013 - 6:58pm
The Bruins have officially entered the gauntlet, their most grueling stretch of the season or whatever cliché you want to use to paint the picture of just how hectic the month of March figures to be. 
DJ Bean
03/01/2013 - 2:17am
Here's a scary thought for the NHL: The Bruins don't need to be at their best to win.  They weren’t satisfied with their performance Thursday night against the Senators. Over the course of a season, whether 82 games or a lockout edition, that’s going to happen.
DJ Bean
02/26/2013 - 6:25pm
Patriots fans can only hope Bill Belichick and friends return from the scouting combine with a long list of defensive back options to sift through over the next couple months.  
DJ Bean
02/26/2013 - 10:44am
Manti Te'o was going to be the center of attention for one reason or another at the NFL scouting combine, but the attention he's getting seems to be a bit off. Te'o is being praised for how wonderfully he handled his media session and crushed for posting a 4.82 in the 40-yard dash, but his work with the media is being overhyped and his lack of speed is being overblown. 


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