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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
05/27/2013 - 4:17pm
"Deep" doesn't do the Penguins justice. They are absolutely loaded.
DJ Bean
05/25/2013 - 9:23pm
A day or two after the Bruins eliminated the Lightning to win the Eastern Conference two years ago, general manager Peter Chiarelli held a press conference. He was asked early on how he felt when the seconds ticked down and the Bruins -- thanks to a Nathan Horton goal and a Tim Thomas shutout -- were conference champions. 
DJ Bean
05/24/2013 - 7:38am
NEW YORK -- If this is an overreaction, cool. It will be the first time anyone’s overreacted to something in sports ever.
DJ Bean
05/23/2013 - 7:12am
So the Bruins’ next win will come in what, Game 6? It shouldn’t. 
DJ Bean
05/21/2013 - 11:56pm
NEW YORK -- You know how they say the best offense is a good defense?  That’s supposed to mean that having a strong defense is worth more to a team than scoring a bunch. Quieting the other team is more important than blowing them away -- something like that.
DJ Bean
05/19/2013 - 9:02pm
“I’m not evaluating our goaltending. I don’t need to evaluate Henrik. We know what Henrik is.”
DJ Bean
05/17/2013 - 2:36pm
It’s been quite the rookie season for Dougie Hamilton. 
DJ Bean
05/17/2013 - 2:03am
For all the flak we’ve given the Bruins for not taking advantage of opportunities, let’s take a look at the Rangers for a moment. It’s Game 1 on the road. The other team gives you two goals and is playing three rookies on defense, one of whom is a 5-foot-9 kid who doesn’t kill penalties at the AHL level and who now is getting time on the penalty kill in his fourth career NHL game.
DJ Bean
05/15/2013 - 3:39pm
He’s the fourth-most experienced playoff defenseman the Bruins have right now, and he’s played 31 minutes and 31 seconds in the playoffs. He was supposed to be traded for Jarome Iginla -- and he knows it. Above all else, he’s actually a really important piece for the Bruins now. Watch out, folks, here comes Matt Bartkowski. 
DJ Bean
05/15/2013 - 12:08am
As the Maple Leafs held a 4-1 lead Monday night, you couldn’t help but feel good for them. That series against the Bruins was their Stanley Cup, and they were about to win it. They probably wouldn’t go far, but they put everything they had into it.
DJ Bean
05/14/2013 - 2:36am
Milan Lucic saw the B’s roster flash before his eyes. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2013 - 12:25am
TORONTO – Tuukka Rask deserves better than to be the guy who was in net for a pair of postseason collapses. 
DJ Bean
05/12/2013 - 10:33pm
TORONTO -- It isn’t about eliminating the Leafs any more than it is staying alive now for the Bruins, as Toronto handed them a 2-1 loss in Game 6 Sunday to force a winner-take-all Game 7.  The Bruins, who had a 3-1 series lead, could not get to James Reimer for the second straight game, as the Toronto goalie allowed just one goal for the second straight game, with the one Boston goal not coming until the final 30 seconds of the game on a Milan Lucic tally.
DJ Bean
05/11/2013 - 1:39am
Decisions, decisions.  With the Bruins preparing for a Game 6 at Air Canada Centre that didn’t need to be held, we can look at what happened Friday – the flat start, the relentless Maple Leafs, the who-are-you-and-what-have-you-done-with-James-Reimer at the other end of the ice – a couple different ways.
DJ Bean
05/09/2013 - 12:14am
TORONTO – The Bruins haven’t dominated the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, yet they find themselves in a dominant position with a 3-1 series lead over the Leafs and the opportunity to close out the series at home on Friday. 
DJ Bean
05/07/2013 - 5:12pm
TORONTO -- Can the Bruins take a 3-1 series lead against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday? In order to do it, they'll need to do something they haven't done in 12 games: win two in a row. 
DJ Bean
05/06/2013 - 11:45pm
TORONTO -- A year ago, people were wondering what happened to Milan Lucic. A month ago, people were wondering if the struggling forward just wasn't the player he'd once been. It's early -- very early -- but the playoffs just might be where Lucic reintroduces himself to the hockey world. 
DJ Bean
05/04/2013 - 11:17pm
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the B’s and Maple Leafs was lopsided because the Bruins were playing some of the better hockey they’d played in a long time and the Leafs were thoroughly terrible.
DJ Bean
05/01/2013 - 11:29pm
So everyone knew that “can’t just flip a switch” thing was a load of crap, right?
DJ Bean
04/30/2013 - 12:58am
The Bruins underachieved in the regular season and limped into the playoffs, so what’s their punishment? Perhaps the most ideal first-round matchup they could have asked for. 
DJ Bean
04/28/2013 - 1:39am
Give the Bruins this: they're consistent. 
DJ Bean
04/23/2013 - 11:40am
The postseason hasn't been Milan Lucic's time to shine the last few years, yet the playoffs couldn't come soon enough for the struggling power forward. 
DJ Bean
04/22/2013 - 8:25am
The fast-paced, hectic, bonkers, whatever-you-want-to-call-it 48-game schedule is nearly over as the NHL enters the final week of the regular season.
DJ Bean
04/20/2013 - 5:13pm
The regular season will end a week from Sunday, and right now the Bruins don’t look like they have a long postseason run ahead of them. 


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