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  1. Evaluating the Pacific GMs

    Alvin Chang

    In 1995, Don Maloney was fired as the GM of the New York Islanders -- and it would take him more than a decade to get another GM gig. But when he finally got another chance in 2007 with the Phoenix Coyotes, it was clear that he had learned a few thin...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  2. Evaluating Bob Murray, Don Maloney and the Pacific GMs - NHL

    Alvin Chang

    Alving Chang has been ranking the NHL's GMs based on their drafting prowess, and today he concludes his series with the Pacific Division.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  3. Playoff Power Meter - Philadelphia Flyers' biggest problem comes ...

    Alvin Chang

    As the trade deadline nears, Alvin Chang examines every team's weaknesses in their Playoff Power Meter portfolio and sees which players mentioned in NHL Rumor Central could help make playoff teams into bona fide Cup contenders.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  4. Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues top the Play...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang has the latest Playoff Power Meter Rankings. Despite straddling the benchmarks for shots and shots allowed, the Vancouver Canucks are one point off a perfect score and top the rankings.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  5. Playoff Power Meter - Dallas Stars success doesn't translate to p...

    Alvin Chang

    The Playoff Power Meter returns to evaluate the NHL's teams based on how closely they match up with past Stanley Cup winners. Among this week's findings, the Stars seem set for a fall, while the Penguins remain scary good.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  6. Why GMs should push D-men to the NHL

    Alvin Chang

    In 2002, the Colorado Avalanche selected defenseman Johnny Boychuk with the 61st overall pick. For six years, he lingered in the WHL and then AHL, until he finally made his NHL debut in 2008. But that summer, the Avs traded their slow-developing blue...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  7. NHL Draft 2011: How to find fast-developing defensemen and when t...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines why teams hesitate to promote drafted defensemen early in their career and explains why the may want to re-think that practice and bring them to the NHL after just one year of seasoning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  8. Dallas Stars are NHL's most patient team

    Alvin Chang

    It was a bit of surprise -- and perhaps a sign of change for the Dallas Stars. Last week, the Stars called up 20-year-old forward Tomas Vincour. And while most people noted that Vincour had been struggling in the minors, we noticed something differe...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  9. NHL Draft: Ranking the league's most patient teams, including the...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang ranks the NHL's most patient teams, in terms of how long franchises wait before playing their draftees. The Dallas Stars top a list that also includes the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  10. Why heavy NHL players are underrated

    Alvin Chang

    In early 2003, it seemed NHL scouts didn't know what to make of Dustin Byfuglien. On one hand, he had great size. But, on the other hand, he might've had too much size for his own good, tipping the scales at a reported 255 pounds. So the NHL Central ...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  11. NHL Draft: Examining the value of heavy NHL players

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines heavy NHL players (over 250 pounds), where they are drafted and whether they are underrated.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  12. How to find a good NHL defenseman

    Alvin Chang

    Defensemen are in high demand. About half the teams in the NHL are seeking defensemen right now, either via trade or free agency. But with the scarcity of top-tier defensemen the best place to acquire one is in the draft. Just ask the Anaheim Ducks,...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  13. What to look for in good defensmen and where to find them

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines how NHL teams can up their odds at landing a top tier defenseman in the draft, a la the Anaheim Ducks and rookie Cam Fowler.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  14. NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, Antti Niemi starting trend of cheap goal...

    Alvin Chang

    After the Chicago Blackhawks won the Cup with Antti Niemi in net ($827,000 salary last year), a new trend may be emerging in NHL front offices -- as we just saw with Chris Mason and Dan Ellis -- of goalies seeing reduced paydays.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  15. Lessons from Henrik Zetterberg

    Alvin Chang

    Prior to the 1999 NHL draft, only a few scouts saw a Swedish forward named Henrik Zetterberg -- and many didn't even notice him. But as Detroit Red Wings scout Hakan Andersson said, "this little Zetterberg guy" always had the puck. We know the rest: ...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  16. NHL draft 2010 - How height, weight and nationality determine stu...

    Alvin Chang

    In the 1999 NHL draft, basically everyone missed on a little guy named Henrik Zetterberg. Alvin Chang investigates why -- and how, when you look at three factors (height, weight and nationality), you can get a good idea of busts and studs.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010