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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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07/31/15 12:13 EST
Part of this week’s Winter Classic announcement was a post-press conference feeding frenzy for the hockey media. Reporters from Boston and our neighbors to the north were free to swarm the likes of Gary Bettman, Cam Neely, Patrice Bergeron and the Jacobs family, among others, and fill their recorders with days’ worth of material. With both Jeremy Jacobs and Charlie Jacobs speaking, the past and present Bruins bosses were able to give their assessments of the job the Cam Neely administration has done since canning Peter Chiarelli. In the least-surprising development of a very surprising summer, they gave rave reviews. Unlike seemingly everyone who has observed this offseason, the Jacobs were left with zero questions with the moves made. “I thought Don Sweeney did a great job over the summer,” Charlie said. “What he’s done player-personnel-wise, the changes he’s made ... I really couldn’t be happier with what he’s done.” “Cam
07/29/15 10:36 EST
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In a summer that has already seen Peter Chiarelli, Dougie Hamilton, Milan Lucic and several others leave, Torey Krug has done just the opposite: he’s become a full-time Boston resident. The Michigan native decided to make the move this year, returning to Boston after a post-World Championships vacation in Europe with his wife. After years of packing up and leaving following hockey seasons at various levels, Krug is an official Bostonian. That’s a pretty gutsy move for a guy on a one-year deal playing for a team that’s made some unpredictable moves. Then again, Krug has never minded taking his chances. “If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a pretty determined individual,” Krug said with a laugh Wednesday. Chiarelli, who signed Krug as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and also inked him to the $3.4 million deal on which he’ll play this coming season, is gone. He preferred a one-year deal because he wanted to parlay a big performance into a
07/28/15 12:15 EST
When free agent defenseman Cody Franson said last week that he was in talks with the Bruins, it should have come as no surprise. In fact, it would have been very worrisome if the B’s weren’t looking into signing the former Maple Leaf. Any interest in Franson is confirmation of what everyone knows: The Bruins as currently constituted have a lot of questions on defense. Sure, they still have a dominant No. 1 in Zdeno Chara, but every player after him comes with some sort of uncertainty based on either last season’s performance (Dennis Seidenberg), how they might fare in an increased role (Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid), inexperience (Joe Morrow, Colin Miller, Zach Trotman) or simply their place on the roster (Kevan Miller, Matt Irwin). The B’s needed help on defense going into the offseason, and that was before they traded Dougie Hamilton. While they did add Colin Miller to a group of prospects pushing for minutes in the NHL, they still need a top-4 right shot
07/25/15 09:57 EST
On-ice drills and impressive shootout moves made up just one part of the Bruins’ development camp earlier this month. The team stresses each year that the main point of the annual gathering of prospects is to educate young players on how to be a professional. Players are put through the paces on the ice, but much of the learning comes off it. They’re instructed on how to train, how to eat and how to behave. Different sessions are devoted to different teachings. For one of the lessons this year, the Bruins brought in the big guns. Veteran defenseman Torey Krug came in and talked to the 37 NHL hopefuls in attendance, but it wasn’t about how to quarterback a power play or launch one-timers. It was about not being stupid on the internet, also known as social media training. A couple weeks ago, Stars captain Jamie Benn became the latest player to slip up online, asking teammate Jason Demers on Twitter whether he liked to perform a certain grown-up act. In addition to being



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

Jay King of Masslive.com 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.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

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Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.

Travis Shaw Player Of The Game Interview 8-01-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway

Pedro Martinez, Baseball Hall of Famer joins the broadcast for an inning 07-28-15

Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

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.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

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MIchael Wilbon on deflategate 8-4-15

The great Michael Wilbon joined us.

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Lou and Greg fire back at Michael Holley, 8-4-15

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Three For All - Christian has no game, 8-4-15

Although Christian has all the power in NFL media circles, he's got NO game in his own relationship.

Chris Mortensen deletes tweet after taking advice of Christian Fauria, 8-4-15

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We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.

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Mikey's frustrated with P…

Mikey's frustrated with Pablo Sandoval 8-3-15

Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.

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