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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

Is Bryzgalov getting too much of the blame? (Tom Turk/THW)

Inconsistency Will Be the Death of the Flyers

The biggest concern regarding the 2011-12 Philadelphia Flyers is not one individual issue. It’s not just Ilya Bryzgalov’s lackluster season. It’s not the multiple personalities of the Flyers defensive corps. […]

by · February 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
O2K client Scott Hartnell is in the midst of a career season (Tom Turk/THW)

Hartnell Deserves All The Credit For All Star Season

Scott Hartnell’s big year can easily be attributed to things other than him by short sighted people. However, the biggest reason for Hartnell’s success this season is well, Scott Hartnell. […]

by · January 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · All-Star Weekend, Philadelphia Flyers
Ilya Bryzgalov will look to bounce back in 2012-13 (Icon SMI)

Flyers All-Around Effort Defeats Wild 5-1

Ilya Bryzgalov didn’t have to make “humongous” saves Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild. That’s because the Flyers did something they haven’t done frequently the last couple of months which […]

by · January 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Jaromir Jagr left in the 2nd with an injury (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

2012 Winter Classic: Flyers Lose Heartbreaker to Rangers 3-2

In what will go down as a Dickensian weekend for the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” In what […]

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Is Bryzgalov getting too much of the blame? (Tom Turk/THW)

Bryzgalov to Sit as Bobrovsky Tabbed to Start Winter Classic

Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov broke an unwritten rule on the eve of the Winter Classic. He spoke about probable personnel decisions before the coaching staff even announced them. Bryzgalov shocked […]

by · January 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Sergei Bobrovsky may give Flyers best chance to win the Classic (cr: clydeorama@flickr)

Laviolette Just Might Start Bobrovsky in Winter Classic

If history is any indicator, Sergei Bobrovsky should be starting in goal at the Winter Classic for the Philadelphia Flyers. The struggles of prize goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov have been well […]

by · January 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Eric Lindros meets with Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo (cr: Dustin Leed/The Hockey Guys)

Clarke, Lindros and Crew Reunite in Winter Classic Alumni Game

The crowd of 45,000+ roared when the Flyers alumni took the ice, and then roared some more a few minutes later when 66-year-old Flyers legendary goaltender Bernie Parent made some […]

by · December 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Lindros makes long awaited arrival to Citizens Bank Park (JJohnson/THW)

Lindros, Flyers Alumni Adored by Packed House at Practice

A large crowd of people turned out at practice today to watch a very special Winter Classic Alumni Team practice. The crowd was estimated to be over 1,000 people to […]

by · December 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
(JJohnson/THW)

2012 Winter Classic Photos: View of Rink from a Few Sections

Here is a brief look at the rink and Winter Classic setup from some of the different areas of the ballpark. View of the Bleachers from Harry the K’s View […]

by · December 29, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Philadelphia Phillies President David Montgomery (JJohnson/THW)

2012 Winter Classic Coverage: Phillies President Montgomery Speaks

The chill is in the air. Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia is one large wind tunnel for traditional cold hockey weather. The Winter Classic is near. The long process of […]

by · December 29, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
The Winter Classic jerseys on display (JJohnson/THW)

2012 NHL Winter Classic Coverage: Day 1

The Hockey Writers will be providing full coverage of the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Senior correspondents Justin Johnson (@JustinTHW) and Mike Colligan (@MikeColligan) will be covering all the action […]

by · December 28, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Sidney Crosby is one of three finalists for this year's Hart Memorial Trophy. (Icon SMI)

The Blame Game Needs to Stop Regarding Lack of Concussion Data

Concussion. Head Injury. Upper Body injury. Whatever you want to call it, it’s just as bad and just as harmful to sports, most notably hockey. It’s becoming an epidemic in […]