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.
Certain victory over Russia has haunted Team Canada before
Chris Johnston
Russia's victory at the 2008 world championship is a reminder to Team Canada that there is no certainty when it comes to taking down the Big Red Machine.
It's time to give dominant Team Canada its fair due
Chris Johnston
World Cup gives a glimpse into new NHL concussion protocol
Chris Johnston
The NHL is implementing a new concussion protocol this season and we're getting a glimpse into how it will work at the World Cup.
When you're as good as Team Canada, winning is never boring
Chris Johnston
Canada may not be contributing as many highlight-reel GIFs as Team North America, but they are winning at a remarkable rate. That they have done so while carrying the weight of a country’s hopes is an accomplishment in itself.
Canada puts 'grit vs. skill' debate to rest with win over USA
Chris Johnston
World Cup, Team Canada is Mike Babcock's show and team
Chris Johnston
Joel Quenneville may have more Stanley Cups and Barry Trotz may both own more victories as an NHL head coach, but egos are being parked at the door for the World Cup of Hockey, including Mike Babcock's.
Canada built almost entirely of players who only know winning
Chris Johnston
Work your way through the dressing room and ask which best-on-best tournament stands out most from their childhood memories. Again and again, it comes back to the 2002 Olympics.
Sidney Crosby exerts his will in Team Canada's dream start
Chris Johnston
Rebooted World Cup of Hockey to be an unpredictable spectacle
Chris Johnston
No matter what the World Cup of Hockey is called or where and when it's held, the competitive spirit of elite athletes will shine through under the bright lights of the international stage. One that should see one unpredictable spectacle after another.