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.
Babcock emphasizes stronger work ethic amid Maple Leafs' slump
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If there’s a downside to building a team with as many offensive weapons as the Leafs have – and we fully acknowledge this should be regarded as a very good "problem" to have – it’s that they can grow easily frustrated when the goals dry up.
Beyond Headlines: No long-term deal coming for Nylander, Leafs
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Mike Babcock open to using Nazem Kadri as his matchup centre again
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Mike Babcock hasn't used Nazem Kadri much in a shutdown role this season, but that is about to change.
Leafs-Penguins matchup doesn't live up to offensive potential
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There were two goalies returning from injury and a collection of the shiniest offensive stars in the game.
William Nylander practising this week with Austrian hockey team
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Leafs' Dubas meets with Nylander in Switzerland as stalemate continues
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Kyle Dubas travelled to Zurich for a Wednesday meeting with William Nylander’s camp in a bid to end a stalemate that has kept the winger away from the team during a promising 6-1-0 start to the season.
Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews taking quantum leap with record start
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We are seeing Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews reach another level in more than just the statistics.
Leafs' Kadri on Eller: 'You’ve got to give teams respect that have earned it'
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Beyond Headlines: Why Leafs' Nylander hasn't received an offer sheet
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Chris Johnston looks at why William Nylander hasn't received an offer sheet, a potential five-year extension for Auston Matthews, Sergei Bobrovsky trade rumours and more.