Ryan Dixon
@dixononsports
Ryan Dixon has been covering pro sports— beginning with hockey — since 2006. After spending five years with The Hockey News, Ryan joined the Sportsnet team in 2011. He specializes in features and has written about everything from NHL stars to soccer in Northern Uganda. Ryan is the co-host of the Tape II Tape hockey podcast on Sportsnet.ca.
Why Canadiens have taken on role of 'Canada's team' for the first time
Ryan Dixon
Set to begin their Cup Final series, the Canadiens find themselves in the role of 'Canada's team' for the first time. How did the concept of an NHL club representing an entire nation take hold, and does it apply to the 2021 Habs? Ryan Dixon takes a closer look ahead of Game 1 on Sportsnet and SN Now at 8 p.m. ET.
The '93 Habs and the last time the Cup came home to Canada
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Meet the NLL ref working to spread love and acceptance in sport
Ryan Dixon
The stress and pain of hiding his sexuality nearly killed National Lacrosse League ref Kyle Kennery. Now he's hoping his story can help and heal others.
How Nick Suzuki became the Canadiens' centre of the future
Ryan Dixon
For years, the Montreal Canadiens have struggled, slipped and stumbled in their quest for an elite centre. The emergence of Nick Suzuki puts an end to the search. Finally.
Golden Knights' Fleury has seen everything over roller coaster career
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One burning question for all 16 teams in Stanley Cup Playoffs
Ryan Dixon
A lot is up in the air in terms of which teams will emerge from this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs and capture the Holy Grail. With that in mind, here’s one question for each of the 16 clubs participating in the post-season.
Why your favourite team won't bring home the Stanley Cup
Ryan Dixon
The hard truth is that 16 wins only happens for one of the 16 teams that qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. A lot of fanbases are more than prepared for the idea that this, in fact, won’t be the year. Here’s why your favourite team won’t win the Cup.
Four times hockey world just missed out on Leafs-Canadiens playoff matchup
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NHL Weekend Takeaways: Jets, Canadiens need to get it together before playoffs
Ryan Dixon
As Canada's squads enter their final days of being lumped together, the Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens remain in prolonged tailspins and need to get it together before the playoffs.