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.
Leafs not frustrated after dropping tilted game to Lightning
Chris Johnston
It’s not too often where you lose 4-1 and actually feel encouraged by what happened. But that’s where the Leafs found themselves on Thursday night.
Lightning hold no grudge towards John Tavares for choosing Maple Leafs
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Leafs no longer far away in Lightning's rearview mirror
Chris Johnston
The Leafs and Lightning appear to be on a crash course for one another and both sides can sense it.
Maple Leafs, Nylander regain composure in win over Hurricanes
Chris Johnston
Morgan Rielly scored a career-best 10th goal and William Nylander added two assists Tuesday as the Leafs beat Carolina 4-1 to halt a two-game losing streak.
Maple Leafs arrive in Carolina without any real drama
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Rosen extension prime example of Maple Leafs' plan to juggle around stars
Chris Johnston
If it all goes to plan, Calle Rosen will be a prime example of how the Leafs look to populate their roster when they’re paying big bucks to all of the offensive stars.
Beyond Headlines: Expect trade action before NHL’s holiday freeze
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In the latest edition of Beyond Headlines, Chris Johnston looks at the Matt Duchene situation, examines what seems like an active December trade market and more.
Maple Leafs have time to let William Nylander get up to game speed
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Leafs, Nylander keeping expectations modest ahead of season debut
Chris Johnston
William Nylander finally got to rejoin the Leafs for a 20-minute skate Thursday and will jump straight back into the lineup against Detroit. But with the talented Swede having last played competitively more than seven months ago, expectations are being tempered.