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DJ Bean has been writing for since 2009 and took over as EEI's Bruins beat writer in 2010. He is also the editor of Not the Game, WEEI's pop culture section, and host of Sunday Skate. DJ can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet. 

10/23/16 08:59 EST
Maybe Bruins fans are fed up with Tuukka Rask. Actually, they might be relieved by his strong play to begin the season. Confession: I actually have no idea what people think of Tuukka Rask because keeping track is exhausting. Rask is one of the best goalies in the league. At his best, he’s top-five. At his worst, and with a bad defense, he’s something like what you saw last season. Yet for those who have read into the Bruins winning three of their first five games (all against teams that missed the playoffs last season) as a sign that this team will be anything better than pretty good, get one thing straight: This team doesn’t go anywhere without strong play from Rask. And if they’re in the mix for a playoff spot late in the season, they’re sure as hell going to need good performances out of him. You don’t need to be reminded of what can happen when the B’s don’t have Rask in a pivotal game at season’s end. So as Rask deals with
10/18/16 12:23 EST
The Bruins are 2-1-0 through three games. That’s pretty damn impressive when you consider that they’ve done it without their best player. Yet that’s all it is. Three games, two of which have gone drastically better than the other. The roster is different than how it will look at full health, and the play is -- the Bruins can only hope -- not yet at its best. Against three teams that missed the playoffs last season, they’ve won two games. They’ll take it. Yet if the reaction to Monday’s win over the Jets is anything like the reaction to Boston’s other win this season, it will be way too much. Call it excitement to have hockey back or just the optimism that comes with a new season, but to make any sort of grand declarations about the Bruins in the opening games of the season is to get carried away. No one knows for sure what they’ll be. Not this team, not this season. There are too many new guys and too many changes to tell, especially when
10/13/16 11:11 EST
Going into this season, I felt similarly about the Bruins as I did a year ago. They wouldn’t be particularly good, but they wouldn’t be so bad that you wouldn’t want to watch them. In fact, you’d probably be compelled to watch them because they’d spend so much time on the playoff bubble that every game would mean something. That’s not ideal, of course. The Bruins used to be the class of the Eastern Conference. From about 2010-11 through 2013-14, there was never really a doubt as to whether they’d reach the postseason; the question was how far they’d go once they arrived. For a number of reasons described in a number of previous columns, times have changed and the Bruins appear to be the aforementioned bubble team. If Thursday’s season-opener was any indication – and as a sportswriter, overreacting to the first game of the season is like paying yearly dues – this team figures to be exciting for better or worse. Consider that
10/05/16 09:51 EST
BRIGHTON — Bruins training camp used to be boring. The team was really good and they committed themselves to a lot of veterans, so that didn’t make for much competition in the preseason. Everyone already knew what the roster would be, so in seasons like 2011-12, the only real thing to take out of camp was who would play with whom. Fun for those of us who geek out over usage, but for the most part, still admittedly boring. The team certainly isn’t as good anymore, so any action they figure to lack in May is at least somewhat made up for in September and October. There are jobs to be claimed in training camp, and it’s looking like two young guys are ready to take them in forwards Danton Heinen and Austin Czarnik. Both former college players, Heinen and Czarnik are in their first and second professional seasons, respectively. Heinen making the team out of camp wouldn’t be a major shock given the hole at wing created by Frank Vatrano’s foot surgery, but few

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The Real Post Game Show, …

The Real Post Game Show, Patriots vs. Steelers, Hour 3, 10-26-16

In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski

The Real Post Game Show, Patriots vs. Steelers, Hour 2, 10-26-16

Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski

The Real Post Game Show, Patriots vs. Steelers, Hour 1, 10-26-16

Glenn and Fred open the show talking about the Patriots 27-16 victory over the hobbled Pittsburgh Steelers. They discuss what they deemed to be a lackluster performance from the Pats, but conclude a win is a win.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

Alex Cora on John Farrell…

Alex Cora on John Farrell's managerial decisions and the Red Sox roster

Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have

Manager John Farrell with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.

Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Red Sox season

Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season

ESPN hockey writer Joe Mc…

ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

K&C - Michael Lombardi on…

K&C - Michael Lombardi on the NFL's handling of Josh Brown; John Mara is a moron 10-21-16

Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.

K&C - Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo defends Josh Brown; A big weekend ahead for the Cubs 10-21-16

Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.

K&C - Jerry Thornton goes after Peter King; Headlines with Kirk 10-21-16

The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.

No defense for Peter King…

No defense for Peter King's defense, 10-21-2016

Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.

No More....NFL PR screw ups, 10-21-16

The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio on Josh Brown domestic violence incident, 10-21-2016

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.

Michael Irvin - Steelers …

Michael Irvin - Steelers have their hands full with Patriots and no Big Ben

We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.

NFL apparently learned nothing from mishandling the Ray Rice case, repeat same mistakes

We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL

Dale and Holley's Final Drive including Laroy's Freestyle Friday

We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!

Ep. 37: Charlie Engle Aut…

Ep. 37: Charlie Engle Author of "Running Man: A Memoir

Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.

Ep. 36: Kirk Talks To The Producers

Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.

Ep. 35: Mo Vaughn

Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.

Eagle Talk Episode 8

Eagle Talk Episode 8

Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.

Fantasy Football Podcast, Week 7:

With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!

SoccerCast - Brad Feldman, Voice of the Revolution

Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.

K&C - Artie Lange ripped …

K&C - Artie Lange ripped Howard Stern; Meter loves Mookie Betts 10-20-16

Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.

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K&C - Providence reporter…

K&C - Providence reporter Mark Dondero defends himself; Minihane is ready to fight 10-20-16

Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.

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K&C - Donald Trump had a …

K&C - Donald Trump had a disastrous debate; Callahan admits the race is over 10-20-16

Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.

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K&C - Gerry has the reaso…

K&C - Gerry has the reason why people are not watching the NFL; A dark day for the Patriots media 10-19-16

Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,

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K&C - Josh Brown admits h…

K&C - Josh Brown admits he beat his wife; Curtis put on a leash for photo day 10-20-16

To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.

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