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.
Goalies are voodoo, but Blue Jackets may have found magic with Merzlikins
Elvis Merzlikins’ play of late — he recorded his third shutout in four outings Saturday — is driving a serious playoff push from the Columbus Blue Jackets and reinforcing the notion that, collectively, we don’t know jack when it comes to goaltending.
Jets mid-season report: Search for November form lurks over team
If not for a scorching November where they posted 10 wins, the Winnipeg Jets would be in serious peril when it comes to chasing down a Western Conference playoff spot. Here's an evaluation of where the team is at after the first half of the year.
Three big Winnipeg Jets storylines to watch for in 2020
The Winnipeg Jets, with their depleted blue line, are finding a way to hang around the playoff race this season, but we have to wonder if GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will again be busy at the trade deadline. Ryan Dixon explores that and other storylines to watch out for around the Jets in 2020.
Maple Leafs making their mark in mayhem-filled Atlantic Division
It’s possible that Boston, Toronto and Tampa will be the only three playoff teams from the Atlantic. It’s just hard to know if we’re taking a weird path to the expected result or if there’s going to be one seriously disappointed heavyweight on the outside looking in when the music stops.