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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. George McPhee, Dale Tallon and the rest of the Southeast division...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang evaluates the Southeast general managers and ranks them based on their drafting prowess.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 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. Playoff Power Meter - Boston Bruins look like Stanley Cup contend...

    Alvin Chang

    Despite a sluggish start, the Boston Bruins still strongly resemble past Stanley Cup winners according to Insider's Playoff Power Meter. As the Maple Leafs just discovered, you shouldn't sleep on the Bruins.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 2011 NHL draft: Want to draft the next Steven Stamkos or Patrick ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang runs down the varying complexities of trying to find an elite forward -- the position accounting for eight of the last 10 No. 1 overall picks -- in the NHL draft. Possible No. 1 pickers, the Devils, might want to listen up.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Despite hip, Connolly could make draft run

    Alvin Chang

    F Brett Connolly (No. 3 North American skater) of Prince George (WHL) could be a hip choice in the coming NHL draft -- that is, if he puts concerns about a bum hip behind him. Connolly missed most of this season with a bad hip injury, and that was a...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  16. NHL draft 2010 -- Alvin Chang: Despite hip injury, Brett Connolly...

    Alvin Chang

    Despite a hip injury that's kept him off the ice for most of this season, forward Brett Connolly could top a few teams' draft lists based on his potential.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2010
  17. 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