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.
Surprises always possible when NHL board of governors meet
Chris Johnston
There is no need to head south to learn that NHL owners hold a dim view of allowing their players to participate in the Olympics.
Connor McDavid stands out in Oilers OT loss
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Sabres rookie Guhle set to live dream vs. hometown Oilers
Chris Johnston
Crazy. How else to explain the circumstances that saw teenager Brendan Guhle plucked directly from a morning skate in the WHL and thrown into a game against his boyhood NHL team a few days later?
Enroth joins growing list of discarded Maple Leafs veterans
Chris Johnston
We now know how thin the margin for error is if you’re a marginal member of the Maple Leafs.
Vesey 'couldn’t be happier' with decision to join Rangers
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Can the return of Eichel right the ship in Buffalo?
Chris Johnston
For as much as the Buffalo Sabres tried to keep up appearances while playing 21 games without injured superstar Jack Eichel, there is no denying now that they had been waiting for the 20-year-old centre to lift all boats.
Brooks Laich isn't done playing in the NHL
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“I’m still very lucky to play the game, but make no mistake about it: I love NHL hockey," said Laich, who is currently with the AHL's Toronto Marlies. "That’s what I love. That’s the level I love to compete and play at. That’s the driving engine."
Sparks returns to Marlies; Keefe vague about status
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Nazem Kadri's growth as two-way player vital to Maple Leafs improvement
Chris Johnston
While the exciting play of the youngsters is getting all the attention, the quiet emergence of Nazem Kadri as a two-way threat is vital to the Leafs if they are to take a step forward this season.