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.
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Why Dan Girardi's retirement doesn't mean walking away from the game
Ryan Dixon
Dan Girardi retired from the NHL in September, and he's already got his next gig: working the bench of his son's team alongside Vincent Lecavalier.
Can Elias Pettersson be best 5th overall centre drafted in last 30 years?
Ryan Dixon
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Why NHL teams should blow up the bridge deal and bet on young stars
Ryan Dixon
Offering term and big money to an unproven player is a gamble. But increasingly for NHL execs, a Hail Mary on elite talent is not only worth the risk, it's the smart play.
Winnipeg Jets Prospect Report: Vesalainen slow to start AHL season
Ryan Dixon
The top five prospects in Winnipeg's system are off to a mixed bag of starts. As the AHL team struggles, the numbers of some of their best players are lagging, but those playing at other levels are thriving. Here's a look at Winnipeg's top five prospects.
Barry Trotz has transformed Islanders into NHL's stingiest team
Ryan Dixon
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“Baseball became secondary”: An oral history of the Earthquake Series
Ryan Dixon
Remembering the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which devastated the Bay Area and shook the World Series, through the eyes of the men who were there.
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New guys Kadri, Makar giving Colorado Avalanche a big boost
Ryan Dixon
The Colorado Avalanche are getting big contributions from some of their new guys. Plus, Marc-Andre Fleury and John Carlson are off to hot starts, and the Hughes family has a reunion in New Jersey.
NLCS Takeaways: Strasburg takes Nationals to brink of spot in World Series
Ryan Dixon
Weekend Takeaways: Penguins' depth keeping them alive after injuries
Ryan Dixon
We’re always wondering about the window to win closing in Pittsburgh, but there are a lot of hands — and not just the golden ones — trying to keep it pried open.