1. Ottawa Senators: Getting the Most from Sergei Gonchar

    In an article in today's Ottawa Sun , Bruce Garrioch reports that Ottawa Senators GM Brian Murray may by trying to trade Sergei Gonchar . The star defenceman has underachieved this year and is not living up to his three-year, $16...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about over 3 years ago 562 reads 4 comments

  2. 15 Devils? Fixing The Cap Crunch: Treating Bubble Players More Fairly

    Less than one week into the 2010 NHL season and some teams are already feeling the cap crunch. In a typical example, the Ottawa Senators sent David Hale to the AHL after ...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about almost 4 years ago 409 reads 5 comments

  3. The Ilya Kovalchuk Rule: How Player Retirement Should Affect the Cap

    There was an uproar this week due to the massive contract signed by Ilya Kovalchuk with the New Jersey Devils. Not only is it the longest contract in NHL history, but it immediately raised eyebrows due to the obvious attempt to cheat the salary cap...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 1,557 reads 2 comments

  4. NHL Offseason: What's the Cap Hit For A Buyout?

    In this article, I explain how buyouts work and clear up some confusion about the cap hit for buyouts. I'll use the recent buyout of Ottawa Senators forward Jonathan Cheechoo as an example...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 226 reads 2 comments

  5. RT's 2010 NHL Mock Draft (Round #1)

    For those of you who can't wait until Friday, the picks from the first round of the 2010 NHL entry draft are revealed here. The leagues general managers will be referencing the 2010 edition of RT's annual NHL draft rankings in order to make their picks.

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  6. 2010 NHL Draft: RT Ranks the Best Prospects

    Here is the 2010 edition of RT's (Matthew Rutledge-Taylor's) annual NHL draft rankings. The following list is a composite of various sources including: NHL Central Scouting (CS), International ...

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  7. Could Jason Spezza Be Traded? Florida and Columbus Are Top Candidates

    Rumours began to swirl this week that Ottawa Senators’ centre Jason Spezza wants out of the nation’s capital...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 809 reads 7 comments

  8. What If the Flyers Had Drafted Kane?

    For the last three years, the worst team in the NHL has won the draft lottery and retained their privilege of drafting first overall...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 591 reads 4 comments

  9. Will the Chicago Blackhawks Trade Marian Hossa This Summer?

    If Marian Hossa fails to win the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks this summer, he may be trying to win it with another team next year. The ‘Hawks have over $57 million committed in salaries to 14 players next season...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 1,662 reads 7 comments

  10. The NHL Points System: Time To Rethink Points for Losing

    Something has been bothering me for 12 years now. Its the point awarded for losing after regulation time has ended, in the NHL...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 3,666 reads 7 comments

  11. Phoenix Coyotes: What Exactly Is Going on in Glendale?

    What exactly is going on in Glendale? Is it really about the survival of one NHL team, or is it about a bigger picture issue that many NHL Hockey fans are familiar with...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 1,474 reads 11 comments

  12. Can LeClaire Be The Money Goaltender Ottawa Needs?

    Pascal LeClaire is what you call a money goaltender. That means that he gets paid a lot and delivers when it counts...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 128 reads 2 comments

  13. What Will the Ottawa Senators' Opening Day Roster Look Like in 2010?

    Of all the players that saw significant ice-time for the Ottawa Senators last season: 11 of those forwards (Spezza, Alfredsson, Kovalev, Michalek, Fisher, Cheechoo, Kelly, Neil, Ruutu, ...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about 4 years ago 554 reads 6 comments

  14. Ottawa Senators' Roster: 2008-09

    When the Ottawa Senators traded Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves to the Carolina Hurricanes on February 11th, the Senators both improved their team on the ice and on the books. Corvo was costing the Senators $2...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about over 6 years ago 1,611 reads 2 comments

  15. Senators Trade Rumors: Ottawa Looking to Deal?

    With the news this week of a possible trade between the Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks, it seems clear that Bryan Murray would like to make changes to the Senators' roster...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about over 6 years ago 2,871 reads 8 comments

  16. With Key Injuries, Ottawa Senators' Secondary Scorers Have Chance to Shine

    Losing both Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza for an extended period of time could be the best thing that could happen to the Ottawa Senators this season. No, I’m not a Leafs fan in disguise...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about over 6 years ago 822 reads 1 comments

  17. Red Wings v. Senators: A Game That Defines a Season

    If last night’s game between the Ottawa Senators and the league leading Detroit Redwings was a person, then it would have personified Ottawa’s entire 2007-08 season so far...

    Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Written by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor about over 6 years ago 878 reads 1 comments