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  1. NHL draft - Steve Yzerman's draft-day gamble for Tampa Bay Lightn...

    Alvin Chang

    Lightning GM Steve Yzerman took a risk by selecting three Russians in the 2011 draft despite the lack of a transfer agreement. So what would such an agreement do for the draft stock of Russian prospects? Alvin Chang examines the question.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  2. 2011 NHL draft: Lack of Russians, strong U.S. talent and other dr...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang wraps up the 2011 NHL draft, noting the decline in Russians being drafted and the strengthening of the U.S. talent pool.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2011
  3. 2011 NHL Draft: The top-10 biggest goalie steals from the past 20...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the top 10 NHL draft goalie steals of the past 20 years.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2011
  4. 2011 NHL Draft: Examining the value of the two-for-one NHL draft ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang analyzes whether it's worth it for NHL teams to trade two late-first or early-second round picks for a high first-round pick in the draft and what each side should expect to receive from the drafted players.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  5. 2011 NHL draft: How the Boston Bruins have developed their franch...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines how the Boston Bruins have made the Stanley Cup finals with only four homegrown players on their current roster. Turns out the B's are extremely efficient at finding young talent, but also happy to trade it away.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  6. 2011 NHL draft: How the Philadelphia Flyers beat the NHL's salary...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang details how the Philadelphia Flyers have been so successful in the NHL's salary cap era. However, he explains why their run may also be coming to an end.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2011
  7. 2011 NHL draft: How to avoid being stuck in NHL purgatory

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang attempts to answer the question of when it's time to rebuild in the NHL. If you don't have a top-5 draft pick, the chances of successfully rebuilding diminish greatly

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  8. 2011 NHL Draft: Why the Detroit Red Wings are about to have to re...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines why the Detroit Red Wings have been so successful in the past 20 years. With some of Detroit's best players getting on the wrong side of 30, it might be time to rebuild the team.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  9. 2011 NHL Draft: Ryan Murphy and other offensive defensemen are ne...

    Alvin Chang

    A slight frame may make Kitchener D Ryan Murphy a gamble in the eyes of some NHL scouts and GMs, but, as Alvin Chang writes, spending a draft pick on an elusive offensive defensemen is a risky proposition no matter what.

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  10. 2011 NHL Draft: How risky is drafting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins No. 1 o...

    Alvin Chang

    Small sample size makes it tricky to predict how effective Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be in the NHL, but Alvin Chang puts the matter of size to the test, looking at some of the smallest players drafted in the past 20 years to see how RN-H may fare.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  11. 2011 NHL draft: For Edmonton Oilers, two No. 1 picks aren't guara...

    Alvin Chang

    While the Edmonton Oilers will get to add to a core featuring 2010 No. 1 Taylor Hall, they still have work to do before becoming Cup contenders. Even consecutive No. 1 picks are no guarantee of team success. Just ask the Thrashers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  12. 2011 NHL Draft: Why the NHL draft lottery is inherently flawed

    Alvin Chang

    Due to a significant drop in talent among the top picks and a predictable draft order -- despite the lottery -- there is a huge incentive for teams out of the playoffs to throw games late. To that end, Alvin Chang says the lotto needs fixing.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2011
  13. 2011 NHL Draft: Comparing the draft strategies of the Oilers and ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the draft strategies of the Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers. Whereas the Oilers have played it safe with their first-round picks, the Capitals' willingness to take high-risk, high-reward prospects has paid off.

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  14. 2011 NHL Draft: A three-part plan for Dale Tallon to rebuild the ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examine Dale Tallon's drafting record with the Chicago Blackhawks and lays out a plan for him to rebuild the Florida Panthers

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  15. 2011 NHL Draft: The value of defensemen in the NHL draft

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the value of defensemen in the NHL draft, and finds that history shows they're not worth a No. 1 overall pick.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  16. NHL Draft 2011: The draft profile of an NHL enforcer

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the draft profiles of NHL enforcers to see what the tough guys have in common.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011