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  1. NHL - Ranking the general managers, Northeast Division

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang ranks the NHL's general managers by their ability to find value in the NHL draft. Today's the Northeast Division.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. NHL - Restricted free agents tend to be better values than UFAs

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at NHL unrestricted and restricted free agents and finds that those earning top dollar on the open market aren't always the best values.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. NHL: Why drafting foreign NHL draft prospects can be so valuable

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the value of drafting international players across the Atlantic, finding that teams that don't scout enough in Western Europe and Russia miss out on solid prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. NHL draft 2010 - Sergei Zubov, Mike Green highlight value defense...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang, a week after looking at top value picks among forwards in the last 20 drafts, turns his attention to defense. Sergei Zubov heads this list (from the 1990 draft), but the Caps' Mike Green isn't far off (and the only North American skater).

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  12. NHL draft 2010 -- Pavel Datsyuk and other overachieving draft for...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at the biggest overachievers -- guys who got a ton of value out of a low draft slot -- across 20 years of just forwards (other positions will follow). Unsurprisingly, Pavel Datsyuk leads the entire list.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  13. NHL draft 2010 - Sabres, Canadiens are best at finding talent out...

    Alvin Chang

    Most people assume that because of late-round gems like Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom, the Red Wings are the most elite team at finding talent outside the first round. Alvin Chang did some research, and it turns out they're not even in the top five.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  14. NHL draft 2010 - Boston Bruins picks see more of NHL than any oth...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang studied the NHL drafts from 1995-2006 to see which NHL franchise places the most prospects into the NHL. The quantity over quality winner? The Boston Bruins.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  15. NHL draft 2010 - Team USA's goalie Jack Campbell has garnered som...

    Alvin Chang

    Team USA's goalie Jack Campbell has garnered some serious attention at the World U-18s.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2010
  16. NHL Draft - Post-lottery draft buzz from teams with the top five ...

    Alvin Chang

    After the picking order was determined this week, there's already trade buzz circulating for the top five picks, including a play by the Oilers for the No. 2 overall pick.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2010