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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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.
Enthusiasm, intrigue set the table for an NHL season unlike any other
Chris Johnston
New-look Maple Leafs ready to take next step in 'Shanaplan'
Chris Johnston
There is hope right now in the vast majority of the NHL’s 31 markets and Toronto — equipped with a revamped roster — is no different.
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.
Maple Leafs' scrimmage a consequence-free first look at off-season changes
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Why time is right for Maple Leafs to expand Matthews' defensive role
Chris Johnston
The Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to creating new opportunities for Auston Matthews to expand his overall impact on the game.
5 things we've learned from the early days of Maple Leafs training camp
Chris Johnston
A new approach from Sheldon Keefe, some intriguing combinations up front and on the blue line, and the end of the world's most expensive power play. Chris Johnston offers up his key takeaways from the early goings of Maple Leafs training camp.
Leafs quietly confident about ability to win all-Canadian division
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How Maple Leafs can use taxi squad to manage salary cap crunch
Chris Johnston
It should come as no surprise that the Toronto Maple Leafs are poised to spend the next few months playing tango with the NHL’s salary cap. But the way in which the Leafs intend to operate will be a little different this season.