Chris Johnston
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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.
Josh Leivo faces uphill climb to make Leafs despite strong showing
Chris Johnston
You certainly don’t have to tell Josh Leivo how tough it’s going to be to carve out a regular role with the team.
How Calle Rosén went from an unknown to knocking on Maple Leafs door
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Patrick Marleau takes one more step in new direction with Leafs
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Patrick Marleau spent 19 years with the San Jose Sharks before finally playing a game somewhere else. It went well, with the 38-year-old scoring on his sixth shift.
Second opinion trumps social media posts for any Joffrey Lupul return
Chris Johnston
Veteran winger Joffrey Lupul set off a firestorm after an Instagram post about his health. But the most relevant aspect of this story is whether Lupul wants to play now, whether he truly believes he’s healthy and whether the Toronto Maple Leafs are standing in his way.
Leafs' Zaitsev growing more comfortable building a life in Toronto
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Mike Babcock's repeated calls keep Leafs on task during off-season
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For Mike Babcock, the work doesn’t stop when the ice is removed from Air Canada Centre.
Connor Brown's deal may be sign of things to come for Leafs
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The key takeaway from Connor Brown's new deal with the Maple Leafs is that the forward wanted to get something done well in advance of camp because he’s highly motivated to make things work.
Maple Leafs expecting even more from Auston Matthews in Year 2
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Lamoriello's future with Maple Leafs uncertain beyond 2017-18
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Lou Lamoriello found himself in the final year of his contract as the team opened training camp on Thursday morning after going through the off-season without receiving an extension, sources tell Sportsnet.