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.
Andersen's harsh criticism exactly what Maple Leafs needed to hear
Chris Johnston
The slumping Toronto Maple Leafs seem to be cruising of late, and goaltender Frederik Andersen's strong post-game comments Thursday could be the kind of spark the team needs.
Leafs' Mike Babcock holding firm with lineup choices
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Leafs' van Riemsdyk soaking up advice ahead of free agency
Chris Johnston
With free agency looming and his future with the Toronto Maple Leafs up in the air, James van Riemsdyk has been tapping into his well of contacts to see what other players have experienced under similar circumstances.
Close loss to Blues an early playoff-type lesson for Maple Leafs
Chris Johnston
Reminders about the work still to be done arrived quickly against a St. Louis Blues team that reeled off five shots in the opening minute of Tuesday’s game.
Maple Leafs haven't been contenders, but there's time to change
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Dion Phaneuf on uncertain future with Senators: 'Changes happen'
Chris Johnston
In a reflective mood during a quick stop in Toronto this week, Senators defenceman Dion Phaneuf looked back on the past and ahead to the future, understanding that the winds of change are blowing strongly in the nation’s capital right now.
How Team Canada might have looked with NHLers at the Olympics
Chris Johnston
Consider it an exercise in what might have been. This is how we think the 2018 Canadian men's Olympic roster might have looked with NHL players.
Babcock imploring Leafs to remain focused with bye week on horizon
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Andersen a hard-luck loser as Maple Leafs fumble away victory
Chris Johnston
What hurt the most as the Toronto Maple Leafs fumbled away near-certain victory on Monday is how quickly an Andersen shutout became a 3-2 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.