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.
Maple Leafs teenager Rasmus Sandin on cusp of big-league breakthrough
Chris Johnston
Only the special teenagers claim NHL jobs on the blue-line these days, especially on a team trying to chart a course for the Stanley Cup. And yet, ask those in the Maple Leafs locker room, and it becomes clear: 19-year-old Rasmus Sandin is next.
Leafs' Ceci, Senators' Zaitsev looking for reboot after swapping locker rooms
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Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza still chasing Stanley Cup as career slows down
Chris Johnston
The biggest reason Jason Spezza is in training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs is because the game has left him with some unfinished business.
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NHLPA declining to re-open CBA a sign of hope for future labour peace
Chris Johnston
For the first time since Gary Bettman was hired as commissioner more than a quarter century ago, there appears to be a spirit of cooperation in bargaining. That’s quite the development in itself. Let’s hope it continues.
Leafs' Marner on offer sheets: 'I kind of turned it down right away'
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Birth of son, Marner deal, love-in on The Rock cap Tavares' unforgettable week
Chris Johnston
This is a week John Tavares will never forget. None of the Toronto Maple Leafs will, come to think of it, not with the way St. John’s and its neighbouring communities have wrapped their arms around the team during the first few days of training camp.
Maple Leafs weigh in on 'screech-in' experience during Newfoundland trip
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They came here as Maple Leafs. But Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, Frederik Andersen and Tyson Barrie will leave as honorary Newfoundlanders.
Maple Leafs approaching uncertain salary cap future one year at a time
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With Marner signed, Maple Leafs' Cup window open until further notice
Chris Johnston
Toronto once hoped their young stars might take a discount to stay together, but that never materialized. Still, even if the Maple Leafs' Stanley Cup window isn’t as wide as it might have been had that happened, it’s cranked open until further notice.