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Justin Johnson is a Senior Correspondent and has been covering the Philadelphia Flyers for The Hockey Writers since the 2008-09 season. Justin has covered all levels of hockey across the United States and Canada. Justin is a graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and currently resides in Southern New Jersey.

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Recent Articles by Justin

(Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Inconsistency Defines Flyers Season

While it may seem like a shock to some, we all saw it coming. We saw it coming from a mile away. The Flyers were for the lack of a […]

by · April 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Could Major Changes Loom for the Flyers?

Could Major Changes Loom for the Flyers?

The clock is ticking. It’s ticking and it’s ticking on multiple events. The Philadelphia Flyers season? Absolutely. As of this writing it’s now 26 games into this abbreviated 48-game season […]

by · March 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers Coming Up Small In Biggest Stretch of Season

Flyers Coming Up Small In Biggest Stretch of Season

Starting on Tuesday, the Flyers embarked on what many appropriately called the biggest week of the year. For being such a big week, thus far the Flyers have come up […]

by · March 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
(Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Rivalry Night Win in Pittsburgh is a Great Sign for Flyers

If this is what NBC was looking for with their Wednesday Night Rivalry Night, then the idea was a huge success. The Philadelphia Flyers effort separated the pretenders from the […]

by · February 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
If Flyers Aren’t Legit Contenders Soon, Will They Deal?

If Flyers Aren’t Legit Contenders Soon, Will They Deal?

There’s a long way to go in the short 48-game season, but make no mistake about it, the Flyers have sputtered out of the gate. This week produced a lot […]

by · February 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers Fans Return in Large Numbers

Flyers Fans Return in Large Numbers

One word that was uttered a lot during the lockout was “care.” We heard how people weren’t going to care about hockey’s labor dispute. There were theories from a lot […]

by · January 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers Drop Season Opener to Pens 3-1

Flyers Drop Season Opener to Pens 3-1

We knew it wouldn’t take much to get the juices flowing in a Flyers-Penguins season opener in Philadelphia, and that was exactly the case. The wild sold-out crowd at the […]

by · January 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo's HSBC Arena (cr: FreedomWalker@Wikimedia)

10 Markets NHL’s New CBA Was Worth Fighting For

It’s been well documented with all of the numbers that have been thrown out there during the 2012-13 NHL lockout that just about all parties involved lost. There were no […]

Mr. Clutch (Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE)

Will the Flyers Use Their Buyouts Next Summer?

It feels great to be writing about actual hockey rather than collective bargaining. It’s been a grueling 113 days for fans, team employees, writers and players alike. With that said, […]

by · January 6, 2013 · 2 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Based on prior history, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman probably expects the NHLPA to cave sooner or later. (Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE)

Top Negotiators of NHL’s CBA An Embarrassment

There comes a point when ridiculous becomes even more ridiculous. This seems to happen every week in the NHL CBA negotiations. There is no doubt plenty of blame to go […]

by · December 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs (right) [cr: Delaware North PR]

NHL Will Never Completely Break Union

The NHL Players’ Association has long been considered one of the strongest unions not only in sports, but in any industry. They are a different type of monster. That’s why […]

by · December 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

NHL’s ‘Best Shot’ Never Good Enough

It’s that eerily similar phrase we know we’ve heard somewhere before. When Gary Bettman comes out and says, “We’ve given it our best shot,” referring to the offer from himself […]

by · November 14, 2012 · 8 comments · News/Commentary