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.
McDavid-Matthews
Forged in off-season, McDavid-Matthews bond pushing stars to new heights
Chris Johnston
During an off-season unlike any other in NHL history, two of the league’s crown jewels, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, pushed each other on the ice. And the results of that competitive bond are showing early this campaign.
Maple Leafs' Andersen quells outside concern with stellar game vs. Jets
Chris Johnston
Why need for roster flexibility forced Maple Leafs' hand in latest moves
Chris Johnston
The price of much-needed roster flexibility was a piece of the goaltending depth Kyle Dubas amassed this off-season, with the club losing goaltender Aaron Dell on waivers before he even had a chance to play for the team.
Maple Leafs' Spezza will retire if claimed on waivers, agent says
Chris Johnston
Jason Spezza will retire if another NHL team claims him off the waiver wire, according to agent Rick Curran.
Easy to point at goalie, defence, but Leafs' offence yet to find high gear
Chris Johnston
Tavares-Rielly
Leafs-Canadiens opener worth the wait as Toronto takes OT thriller
Chris Johnston
Bring on more of this, all winter long. The Canadiens and Leafs played with urgency and intensity as Toronto came out on top of a 5-4 OT thriller in their season-opener Wednesday.
Quinn-Hughes
Enthusiasm, intrigue set the table for an NHL season unlike any other
Chris Johnston
This season of our dreams in the Great White North also looms as a Great Unknown. 2020-21 is subject to some degree of doubt, because the new NHL season dawns amid a deepening pandemic.
New-look Maple Leafs ready to take next step in 'Shanaplan'
Chris Johnston
NHL bracing for bumpy ride ahead of unparalleled 2020-21 season
Chris Johnston
With significant business challenges looming, this will be a grin-and-bear-it campaign for the NHL's head office and its teams ahead of an unparalleled 2020-21 season.