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.
In Maple Leafs' talks with Oilers about Hyman, Dubas isn't bending the knee
If the Oilers come around to Kyle Dubas' way of viewing the situation, a sign-and-trade for Zach Hyman could still happen. But there doesn’t appear to be a compromise. Right now, the Maple Leafs' GM isn’t bending the knee for anyone.
Kucherov, Vasilevskiy just two of Lightning's many Conn Smythe candidates
Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy have been dominating tournaments together for more than a decade and one of them seems appears poised to be just the third Russian-born Conn Smythe winner. But a number of Lightning players are in the conversation for playoff MVP as the Bolts try to go back-to-back.