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  1. How St. Louis has built a contender

    Alvin Chang

    The St. Louis Blues might be the best team in the NHL, but you'd never know it by looking at the All-Star roster. They landed just one player on the squad -- backup goalie Brian Elliott -- which indicates a lack of high-end talent on the team. T...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  2. NHL draft - How St. Louis Blues have created Stanley Cup contende...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at how the St. Louis Blues have created a Stanley Cup contender. Unlike most teams that rebuild through top-10 picks, the Blues have rebuilt through mid-first-round and second-round picks.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  3. Finding elite goalies in draft is rare feat

    Alvin Chang

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is slated to be a free agent next summer, which means NHL clubs may have a rare chance to land an elite goalie via the open market or a trade. The other way to land a top goalie is, of course, by drafting one ...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  4. NHL draft - Finding the next Pekka Rinne

    Alvin Chang

    Pekka Rinne is proving to be a draft steal for the Nashville Predators, but finding him wasn't easy. That begs the question: Is it better to sign elite free-agent goaltenders or find them in the draft? Alvin Chang finds it's hard to draft gems like Rinne.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  5. The top 10 NHL draft goalie steals

    Alvin Chang

    There is a certain value we expect from each draft slot. For example the No. 1 pick is expected to produce about 11 to 12 GVT per season, if he is a skater. That tells us the kind of player we can expect at that slot. And if a player significantly ex...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  6. 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
  7. NHL: For Chicago Blackhawks, dumping Antti Niemi was right move

    Alvin Chang

    The Chicago Blackhawks got Marty Turco and, in the process, let Antti Niemi go. That seems odd on the surface: Niemi is 26 and just won a Stanley Cup (on the cheap). But a deeper analysis shows it was ultimately the right move for the champs.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2010
  8. 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
  9. G Jack Campbell moving into top 10?

    Alvin Chang

    Welcome back to the Jack Campbell show. The 18-year-old goalie carried Team USA to a gold at the World Junior Championships in January, which made him the talk of the town. Now, he might do it again at the U-18 World Championships. After dropping t...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  10. 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
  11. When to draft a goalie

    Alvin Chang

    In 1999, the Boston Bruins drafted goalie Brian Finley with the sixth overall pick. Eight years later, having played four NHL games, he retired. But Finley isn't alone: First-round goalies fail to play a season's worth of games (82) about half the t...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  12. NHL draft blog -- Taking a look at when NHL teams should draft a ...

    Alvin Chang

    Looking at all the goalies drafted between 1990 and 2004, Insider predicts in what round of the draft teams should draft a goalie to get the maximum return for their investment.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2010
  13. Prospect Pickard is quite a package

    Alvin Chang

    The average WHL goalie faces about 28 shots a game. Calvin Pickard, the draft's top-rated North American goalie per Central Scouting, faces 34.5. It's the result of playing behind a very inexperienced defense -- something Pickard refuses to blame...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  14. NHL Draft Blog - Top goalie Calvin Pickard carries overwhelmed Se...

    Alvin Chang

    The NHL Draft Blog examines the top-rated North American goalie -- Seattle Thunderbirds G Calvin Pickard. Plus, notes from around the junior hockey world.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2010