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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, DJ has written for the Boston Metro and 890 ESPN, among other outlets. He has been writing for since the summer of 2009 and continues to spread the Byron Leftwich gospel on Guest Street.

10/06/15 07:00 EST
It took months for the Bruins to realize their mistake with the 2013 Tyler Seguin trade and it was a surprisingly long time before they truly missed him. The sting of losing Dougie Hamilton will be much more immediate for the 2015-16 B’s. After Peter Chiarelli shipped Seguin to Dallas only to see him 37 goals the following season, the Bruins scored a whopping 3.15 goals per game, good for third in the NHL. Offense was the least of their concerns as they went on to win the Presidents’ Trophy and eventually falter due to weaknesses on the blue line. Because the Bruins were winning (and scoring like crazy), the loss of Seguin didn’t hang over their heads right away. This June’s Hamilton trade, however, exacerbated what figured to be a problem on defense already. Usually, Claude Julien knows what he has on the blue line because the Bruins have often returned what was a successful group from the previous season. This season, Julien is tasked with repairing a struggling
10/03/15 08:48 EST
You have to nitpick to find something Patrice Bergeron hasn’t accomplished in the NHL, but here’s one: He’s never made someone into a 30-goal-scorer. Well, to be fair, that’s not entirely accurate. He has made one player on his line a 30-goal-scorer -- twice -- but it was himself both times (2005-06 and 2013-14). Bergeron is optimistic that will change this season, however, and he has reason to be. That Brad Marchand has not yet scored 30 goals in the NHL opens the question of what he is and how the Bruins use him. Perhaps it doesn’t surprise those who still view him as Merlot Line OG, but there’s plenty to suggest he’s due for a 30-goal campaign. Marchand has scored at least 24 goals in the NHL’s last three 82-game seasons. In the lockout-shortened 2013 season wedged into that stretch, his 18 goals over 45 games put him on pace for 31 goals over 77 games. He’s led the Bruins in goals in two of the last three seasons, including a
10/01/15 04:13 EST
The general manager has changed, the players have changed and the breakouts have changed. Yet listening to the Bruins’ brass speak at media day, what stood out most was how much their tone had changed. It was just a season ago that CEO Charlie Jacobs declared that missing the playoffs would be “absolutely unacceptable,” a statement he backed up when the Bruins promptly fired Peter Chiarelli upon failing to reach the postseason. This season, however, Boston’s leadership is preaching patience. Where the 2014-15 Bruins were expected to remain the class of the Eastern Conference (or else!), the 2015-16 B’s are being billed as a work in progress. “We need to focus on the big picture, and the big picture isn’t necessarily going to be measured by the springtime,” Jacobs said. “I think the big picture is to get back to the Stanley Cup finals, and that needs to be our focus. Sometimes that takes a longer term vision and some
09/29/15 10:10 EST
If Zdeno Chara hadn’t gotten back on the ice four days after last week’s upper-body injury, and if last Thursday’s hit from Ryan Bourque had caused a significant injury, the message from the Bruins would have been predictable: Guys would have to step up. They’d have to work together because you can’t replace a player like Chara with one person. They also could (but probably wouldn’t) say this: The Bruins defense would have been a mess. Too many players would be adjusting to unfamiliar roles at once, which potentially would have made things go south in a hurry. Of course, there’s no telling at this point when Chara will be able to play, but the fact that he’s close to practicing suggests the Bruins may have dodged a major bullet here. “[It’s] obviously really good news,” Tuukka Rask said. “You don’t want to lose a guy like him for a long time.” Indeed, you don’t. While the Bruins didn’t

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Tedy Bruschi with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.

Celtics Podcast - Media D…

Celtics Podcast - Media Day and The Wire

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We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

Dave O'Brien signs off Re…

Dave O'Brien signs off Red Sox Radio after 9 seasons

Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.

Torey Luvollo with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 09-29-15

Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.

Butch & Bradfo featuring …

Butch & Bradfo featuring DJ Bean talk #Bruins lines and season outlook

DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines- Beverly Scott's nomination revoked 10-6-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Stephen A. challenged Kevin Durant 10-6-15

Stephen A. confronted Kevin Durant on ESPN yesterday.

The Seahawks win on a blown call 10-6-15

Another blown call in Seattle on Monday Night Football.

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What did Ray Lewis mean by a "Queen tight end" in reference to Jimmy Graham? 10-6-15

Ray Lewis was on the MNF pregame show attacking Jimmy Graham's blocking abilities.

Jim Caldwell is a pushover who doesn't know the rules, 10-6-15

The Lions lost in a controversial ending last night on MNF. Lions Head Coach, Jim Caldwell, barely registers a pulse in his post game presser, and clearly doesn't know the rules.

Scandal erupts in the offices of DraftKings and Fanduel, 10-6-15

Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into the DraftKings/FanDuel scandal, and talk about how competitive advantages can be gained, and what the two businesses can do to prevent it.

Batted ball changes game …

Batted ball changes game in Seattle... Bill Belichick, right again.

We look at the call in the Detroit game that may have cost them the game, and how Bill Belichick was again ahead of the curve about making ALL plays reviewable. We also focus on how Bill Belichick coached teams prepare for plays like that.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 10-06-15

We wrap up the program with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed throughout the day.

Bruins season on deck - Is Claude Julien "On thin ice"?

Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Bruins, specifically Claude Julien as we are less than 24 hours from the puck-drop for the 2015-2016 Bruins season.

Chris Villani and John To…

Chris Villani and John Tomase: All hail the great and obvious Judge Berman

Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.

Planet Mikey - Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Brady Exonerated!

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.

Planet Mikey - What should the Red Sox outfield be?

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.

It Is What It Is Cast: Pa…

It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots Return From Bye Week

Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss who they think are the most media friendly players in the Patriots locker room and if the Dallas Cowboys will present a challenge this Sunday.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Sausage's pudding story makes Gerry want to vomit 10-5-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Sausage's pudding story, Don Orsillo and Curtis just shows up for some reason.

#RedSox Farm Report Podcast - Top 10 Prospects and Season in Review

Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.

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Patriots keep rolling by destroying the Jaguars - Response and Reaction

Dale, Michael and Jerry recap the Pats huge margin of victory over Jacksonville, and talk all things Patriots.

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