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DJ Bean has been writing for WEEI.com 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. 

 
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12/02/16 09:26 EST
Oh, what Bruins fans would give to say, “Chara just looks slower out there” these days. After a lower-body injury derailed what was a strong start to his 19th NHL season, the Bruins’ captain has watched as his team has pieced together a 2-3-1 record in his absence, starting with the Nov. 22 he initially exited with the injury. Were it not for third-period comebacks in each of the last two games, that record would be a ghastly 1-5-0, so it’s been far from smooth sailing without the future Hall-of-Famer. Yet it hasn’t been just Chara’s absence that has hindered the B’s while he’s been out of the lineup, but the B's should be champing at the bit as he nears a return. Here’s a closer look at a six-game stretch that has seen the Bruins fortunate to come away with five points. WHERE’S THE SCORING? “They can’t score!” is an annual lament from Bruins fans, even though it’s usually not true given the team’s
11/24/16 10:51 EST
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There are two things you should know about the NHL: That US Thanksgiving is the cutoff date for securing playoff position and that hockey fans will believe anything. For years and years, the late-November holiday has been something as an invisible line for teams hoping to reach the postseason. If you’re in the top eight by Thanksgiving, they say, you’ve got a real good chance of being there when the regular season ends! Yeah, no crap. Of course teams in the playoff picture are more likely to finish in the playoff picture than teams not in it. You can do that for literally any day of the season. Teams can and do fall out of it. The Maple Leafs can tell you that, as they were in playoff position in three straight 82-game seasons from 2011 through 2014 and missed the postseason all three times. Then there’s the Bruins. Hell, they’ve proven the last two seasons that you can be in the playoff picture in the last week of the season and still miss out. So with a little
11/15/16 09:39 EST
The "Tuukka Rask is actually good, after all" columns have been written over and over this season. This isn’t another one. This is a "Why did those columns need to be written?" column. Rask is one of the best goaltenders in the league. As in one of the very best. As in usually top-five, sometimes top two or three and on multiple occasions top, well, one. He had a bad year last season, the worst by far in an outstanding career. We’ve all had the Tuukka Rask argument too many times to not know where this is going. So before you ask what’s been so outstanding about his career, let’s just get it out of the way. Let’s again repeat it for the people who can use their smartphone to dial a sports radio station but can’t use the same device to look up basic statistics: Tuukka Rask entered this season with the second-best career save percentage in NHL history. Tuukka Rask entered this season with the second-best career save percentage in
11/04/16 07:08 EST
The year is 2000, maybe 2001. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, a middle school student with something of a spotty record for having his homework in on time is writing feverishly. In the upper left-hand corner, he starts with his name. Rather than moving to the right and jotting down the date, he writes his name again… and again and again until both sides of the paper are covered. Brad Marchand is not doing his homework. He is practicing his autograph. In the seventh grade. To say that’s the most outrageous thing Marchand has ever done would be to lie. With Marchand, that word manifests itself in many ways. Between a childhood obsession with the Ninja Turtles that’s lasted into his late 20s, his legendary summer of 2011 after winning the Stanley Cup and the ability to pick a corner while shooting through a defender’s legs off the rush, Brad Marchand is, simply put, outrageous. He always has been and he probably always will be. “He was mischievous,”



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