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.
John Tavares leaps into great unknown by betting on Maple Leafs
Chris Johnston
John Tavares is taking the road less travelled to come home and help the Toronto Maple Leafs try to end a Stanley Cup drought that spans generations. Talk about a stunner.
John Tavares hits unrestricted free agency as midnight deadline passes
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Free agent Rick Nash unsure if he'll return to NHL next season
Chris Johnston
Free-agent winger Rick Nash is unsure if he'll return to the NHL next season, agent Joe Resnick told Sportsnet on Thursday.
Leafs' Brown on Tavares: 'Any team would be lucky to have him'
Chris Johnston
When your bosses are pitching John Tavares on the idea of joining the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s hard to turn a blind eye to the exciting possibilities at hand.
Maple Leafs, Islanders make pitches as John Tavares meetings begin
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5 reasons the NHL trade floodgates will soon open
Chris Johnston
Following a relatively quiet weekend in terms of trade activity, Here are five reasons why the folks at NHL Central Registry might want to stay close to their phones in the days ahead.
How Leafs, Golden Knights can lure John Tavares away from Islanders
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We know John Tavares is going to listen to what a small handful of teams have to say during a series of meetings next week. What will those clubs have to say to convince him to walk away from the Islanders?
NHL Draft forecast calls for plenty of fireworks
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How hiring Trotz might impact Tavares' decision with Islanders
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With the hiring of Barry Trotz, the New York Islanders eliminate another question for John Tavares about the teams direction moving forward.