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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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12/22/16 12:32 EST
Bad news, Claude Julien. You may want to sit down for this. Turns out things aren’t going great for the Bruins and the rumblings may soon come about a coaching change. If they aren’t yet, fans will be restless and radio hosts will be, well, radio hosts. You are going to hear a lot of things about being fired. Fortunately for you, you’ve been fired multiple times before, so you know how this works. No, no, not Montreal and New Jersey. I’m talking about here in Boston. In the court of public opinion, you’ve been #FireClaude-ed numerous times throughout your 10 seasons in Boston, in good seasons and in bad. In fact, you were fired (but not actually fired) like twice in the season in which you delivered Boston a Stanley Cup. So if anyone can handle this, it’s you. Godspeed. ——— Time was that when things weren’t going well for a team, you fired the coach. Over the years, teams have paid closer attention to whether the coach is good at
12/14/16 10:00 EST
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Here’s a column that was requested by a reader and is being delivered fully knowing that it’s too early to write. Oh well, here goes anyway: Let’s check in on the whole should-the-Bruins-have-signed-David-Backes-or-Loui-Eriksson thing. Backes, 32, and Eriksson, 31, each got $6 million a year on the first day of free agency, with Backes getting five years from Boston and Eriksson getting six years in Vancouver. As you may recall, I leaned Loui. In fairness, actually, I did more than lean Loui. I smugly met the Backes signing -- a player I’ve long enjoyed and cast Selke votes for --with a skeptical “of course the Bruins just did that.” Some brief excerpts from that July 1 column: -You are going to absolutely love David Backes. He’s big. He’s overflowing with character, but he’s mean. You’ll know that he leaves everything he has on the ice. You’ll see him in that Bruins sweater and wonder why he hadn’t been wearing it his
12/02/16 10:26 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 11:51 EST
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



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