Chris Johnston
Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Matthews-Laine matchups proving to be worth the hype
Chris Johnston
Both Patrik Laine and Auston Matthews have come from afar bearing unique gifts. Each teenager has changed the outlook for a franchise, not to mention any meeting between these teams.
The top 5 goals of Patrik Laine's rookie season
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The top 5 goals of Auston Matthews' young career
Chris Johnston
Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews has already filled a highlight reel just 58 games into his career. Here’s a look back at his five best scoring moments so far.
Late collapse shows that Maple Leafs are still budding
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Stepping back from the heat of the moment, the Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to the Ottawa Senators Saturday was a reminder of a fundamental truth: this Leafs team still isn’t ready.
Mike Babcock expecting a quiet deadline for Maple Leafs
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Sidney Crosby's winding road to 1,000 makes feat all the more remarkable
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Despite plying his trade during the lowest-scoring era in NHL history, Sidney Crosby has produced at a rate commensurate with the greatest to ever play the game. It’s a remarkable feat when you factor in the injuries and a lockout.
NHL Trade Deadline Team Needs: Toronto Maple Leafs
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NHL teams are usually broken down into two categories: buyers and sellers. This trade deadline, the Maple Leafs could be both, making them major potential players.
Takeaways: Maple Leafs fanbase holds breath at Mitch Marner injury
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How a young Matthews was discovered playing for a Ukrainian team
Chris Johnston
Before he was touted as one of the best NHL prospects, Auston Matthews needed to first prove his worth to a Ukrainian team before he was given the chance to play in the world’s biggest minor hockey tournament.