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
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.
Why your favourite team won't bring home the Stanley Cup
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.