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.
NHL All-Star Notebook: Where does Dylan Larkin stand with the Red Wings?
Ryan Dixon
Dylan Larkin sees himself as a Red Wing, but there’s work to be done. Plus, Brock Nelson just met Bo Horvat and why it's a special weekend for Kevin Hayes. Ryan Dixon reports back from All-Star weekend.
NHL Power Rankings: Examining the All-Star representatives for each team
Ryan Dixon
Weekend Takeaways: Golden Knights in need of reset amid frustrating slump
Ryan Dixon
Given how well they started out of the gate, maybe the Vegas Golden Knights can string together a few wins coming out of this little reset. If not, the door to that conversation about missing the playoffs — for the second straight year, no less — is going to swing wide open.
NHL Power Rankings: Checking in on the job security of all 32 head coaches
Ryan Dixon
In the wake of Vancouver firing Bruce Boudreau — and with Barry Trotz's expressed interest to return casting a shadow over a few NHL cities — Ryan Dixon is devoting this week’s power rankings to a quick check-in on the coaching situation for all 32 teams.
Weekend Takeaways: How the Canucks plumbed new depths, while Hyman hits new heights
Ryan Dixon
How Ray McKelvie brought major junior to Owen Sound — and kept it there
Ryan Dixon
A fixture at Attack games until the final days of his life, Ray McKelvie had the vision to bring major junior hockey to Owen Sound, and the passion to make sure it never left.
NHL Trade Targets: Four proposals for Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews
Ryan Dixon
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is in the final year of his contract, and might be in a different jersey for the first time in his NHL career after the trade deadline. Ryan Dixon and scout Jason Bukala look at some possible destinations.
NHL Power Rankings: Who will stay and who will go from UFA class of 2023
Ryan Dixon
Weekend Takeaways: A breakdown of the wacky Western Conference
Ryan Dixon
Here are a few things that are true right now of the Western Conference: Two of the top three teams by points missed the playoffs last year, while the third was a wild-card squad in 2021-22. Four teams are within three points of the West’s No. 1 seed; one of them is a second-year franchise and none of them is the loaded club that won the Stanley Cup last year because that outfit — games in hand or not — is still six points out of a playoff spot.