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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.

10/08/15 12:01 EST
Another season, another batch of questions facing aDavid Krejci-centeredline. At least no one’s hurt. As the 2014-15 season began, the Bruins were without Krejci’s services due to a lower-body injury, while Milan Lucicstill wasn’t 100 percent after offseason wrist surgery. That meant that while Krejci opened the season out of the lineup, Lucic opened the season struggling on a line with Ryan Spooner Matt Fraser. David Pastrnak wasn’t in Boston yet and Krejci was in the early stages of what would prove to be an injury-riddled season. Now, health isn’t a concern for Krejci. That doesn’t mean the beginning of the season won’t be a challenge. After having Lucic on his left for the last five years, Krejci now has free-agent arrival Matt Beleskey on his line. Pastrnak, 19, is on the right. Though the three spent nearly all of training camp and the preseason together, it could take time for the line to jell. After all, this is the first time since the
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

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Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

DE Chandler Jones with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.

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

Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.

We Love Anthony Davis - Should the Celtics Trade Avery Bradley?

Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.

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.

#Bruins Preview Podcast: …

#Bruins Preview Podcast: DJ Bean answers a 6-pack of questions

WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden

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.

Curt Schilling believes h…

Curt Schilling believes he'll be back in the booth for ESPN 10-8-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.

Barry Melrose talks Bruins before their opener tonight 10-8-15

Melrose joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season for the Boston Bruins and local prodigy, Jack Eichel.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines- Chris Curtis steps in for Kirk 10-8-15

All the latest stories brought to you by Chris Curtis.

Matt Barnes vs. Derek Fis…

Matt Barnes vs. Derek Fisher and Skip Bayless vs. Stephen A. Smith 10-8-15

Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies drove 95 miles to fight Knicks head coach Derek Fisher over Barnes' ex-wife. Also, Skip Bayless is reportedly not very happy with how things are going over at First Take.

Pierre McGuire previews the Bruins' opener with OMF 10-8-15

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the start of the NHL season and to give a little insight on the new additions to this Bruins team.

Lou hates MLB's one-game playoff 10-8-15

Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about last night's Cubs/Pirates Wild Card game and how they wish Joe Kelly could have a similar career path as Jake Arrieta. Also, Lou rants about how much he hates the one game playoff.

Greg Hardy returns to an …

Greg Hardy returns to an NFL field without a shred of remorse...

We discuss the mouth of Greg Hardy, who apparently thinks his domestic violence suspension was something worth joking about, and doubled down with comments about 'guns blazing' and Tom Brady's wife.

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We discuss our four at four topic a bit further... in 2015 who deserves the title of America's Team?

Atlanta radio host suspended for comments about ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza

"Tits McGee" is not an acceptable form of criticism? That's news to an Atlanta radio host.

Things get strange after …

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How bout them Cowboys?

Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.

Everyone feels pretty confident about the Patriots

Mikey and Lenny are talking about the Patriots-Cowboys match up, and how big of a margin of victory will there be?

College Puckcast – 2015…

College Puckcast – 2015-16 Season Preview with Mike McMahon and Providence coach Nate Leaman

WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and preview all things Hockey East and take a look at Harvard as well. Nate Leaman, head coach of the defending national champion Providence College Friars, joins the show as well.

#Bruins Preview Podcast DJ Bean answers a 6-pack of questions

WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden

New Age Insiders Wrestling Podcast- 10/7/15

The New Age Insiders discuss attending WWE Monday Night RAW in Boston this past Monday, and dive into the recent overwhelming success of The New Day on WWE television. Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders, @LiamNAI, and @BillNevilleNAI!

Compiling ESPN's dumbest …

Compiling ESPN's dumbest statements 10-7-15

We recap some of the dumbest things said by ESPN's personalities.

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Mike Salk doesn't understand the Monday Night Football controversy 10-7-15

Salk doesn't think batting the ball should be a big story, he cried twice at that game.

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Stephen A. challenged Kevin Durant 10-6-15

Stephen A. confronted Kevin Durant on ESPN yesterday.

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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.

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Rodney Harrison talks abo…

Rodney Harrison talks about the lack of accountability from Rex Ryan, 10-6-15

Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined the show to talk about Bill Belichick's knowledge of the rules, Peyton Manning being the benefactor of a top-5 defense, and whether or not Rex Ryan will ever change.

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