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.
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How salary-cap unicorns Thornton, Spezza have revitalized Leafs' depth
Chris Johnston
You might be inclined to label Joe Thornton and Jason Spezza as dinosaurs but the truth is they’re more like unicorns, and they’ve played a significant role in the Maple Leafs' league-best points percentage through 23 games.
Maple Leafs winning with consistency despite injuries, distractions
Chris Johnston
Red-hot Oilers type of challenge Maple Leafs have been waiting for
Chris Johnston
This is the kind of opportunity the Maple Leafs have been waiting for — five road games in eight nights, including three against their closest rival in the North Division. If they can take care of business, the path ahead should get easier. Catch Maple Leafs-Oilers at 7 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. MT tonight on Sportsnet.
Even with wrist injury, Maple Leafs' Matthews keeps historic run going
Chris Johnston
The historic run Auston Matthews is putting together to start this season takes on an even more impressive look when you factor in that he’s operating at less than full health.
Taking stock of how Maple Leafs' depth forwards have performed so far
Chris Johnston
Maple Leafs' loss to Flames a reminder of the security Andersen provides
Chris Johnston
The Maple Leafs can afford to be patient with Frederik Andersen’s injury situation because of their strong start. But, in Monday's low-energy loss to the Flames, they were given a reminder of the security blanket he typically provides them.
With Maple Leafs, Galchenyuk has final chance to carve out his place in NHL
Chris Johnston
Alex Galchenyuk may be down to his final chance. But, with the Maple Leafs, he finds himself in a place with all the tools and resources to better himself and live his dream.
Projecting Team Canada’s 2022 Olympic men’s hockey roster
Chris Johnston
Joe Thornton playing key role in Maple Leafs' success since return
Chris Johnston
They don’t make too many hockey players like Joe Thornton. He became the oldest player in Toronto Maple Leafs franchise history to register a three-point night during a 7-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators and he needed only the first period to do it.