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.
Q&A: Willie O'Ree on NHL career, post-playing days, push for inclusion
Ryan Dixon
In his new book, Willie O'Ree details his journey to the NHL and beyond. We spoke to him about it all, as well as his ongoing push for greater diversity and inclusion in hockey.
In pursuit of Cup dreams, Maple Leafs and Avalanche progress along parallel arcs
Ryan Dixon
NHL Power Rankings: Reasons for Rookie Optimism Edition
Ryan Dixon
Guys like Michael Bunting of the Maple Leafs and Dan Vladar of the Flames are part of this week’s rookie-themed Power Rankings reveal, where most teams have some reason for optimism as they peer into the future.
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Weekend Takeaways: Hurricanes reliance on balance and depth crucial to success
Ryan Dixon
In two of the past three years, the Carolina Hurricanes lost in the playoffs to a team that ultimately made the Stanley Cup Final or claimed the Cup itself. Given what they can do across the board, it’s easy to see a scenario where nobody gets in their way this year.
As COVID-19 permeates all corners of life, Stars shine a light on human side of hockey
Ryan Dixon
In an eerily familiar, empty Bell Centre, the Canadiens finally win again
Ryan Dixon
At last, the Canadiens won again, delivering a performance that was a bright spot against the dark, eerily familiar backdrop of once again having nobody there to scream and shout for the home side.
Canadiens can't escape pattern of giving up first goal in latest loss to Penguins
Ryan Dixon
For the 20th time in 30 games, the Montreal Canadiens surrendered the first goal of a contest on Tuesday night in their latest loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Weekend Takeaways: Thriving California NHL teams have fans dreaming again
Ryan Dixon
Why Canadians, and the Canadiens, have high hopes for Kaiden Guhle
Ryan Dixon
A key piece of Canada's world junior roster, speedy yet steady defenceman Kaiden Guhle is blazing a path to the Habs lineup.