Ryan Dixon
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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.
The biggest unknown for each team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Ryan Dixon
Each of the 24 teams participating in the qualifiers landed in the bubble with an unknown or two to sort out. Let’s examine the most pressing one for each squad.
NHL Playoff Primer: Everything you need to know ahead of post-season
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Kraken design a symbol of Seattle's character, hockey tradition
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Though we won’t know for some time who will wear the Kraken uniform, we do know they’ll be wrapped in the Seattle's history and look beautiful in blue.
Where the West's American play-in teams stand ahead of NHL restart
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With the NHL's play-in series less than two weeks away, Ryan Dixon breaks down where the American teams in the West stand heading into their qualifying match-ups.
Where the East's American play-in teams stand ahead of NHL restart
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Five of the worst NHL teams to ever make the Stanley Cup Final
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In a chaotic 24-team Stanley Cup tournament, a club that was out of it in March could suddenly find itself Cinderella material. They wouldn't be the first shocking contenders either. With that in mind, here are some of the worst teams to get to within four wins or less of winning it all.
Looking back at the defining UFA moments of NHL's salary-cap era
Ryan Dixon
In the absence of the usual July 1 free-agency chaos, we look back at some of the defining UFA moments of the salary-cap era. But this list isn’t just about highlighting monster deals — it’s about all those intriguing, often ill-fated storylines that stuck with us over the years.
If certified, CHL class action likely years away from being resolved
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What if Wayne Gretzky had signed with the Maple Leafs in the summer of 1996
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What if Wayne Gretzky had signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 1996? Sportsnet's Ryan Dixon explores the alternative timeline.