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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. Ranking the GMs: Northeast Division

    Alvin Chang

    Last week we looked at the Atlantic GMs and this week we're focusing on the Northeast Division, which is an interesting case study on longtime GMs. Outside of Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, the other four guys have collectively participated i...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Evaluating the early 2009 draft returns

    Alvin Chang

    In 2009, the Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Nazem Kadri No. 7 overall, and almost immediately there were signs the Leafs would get good early returns on their selection. He played well enough in training camp that some people said Kadri should join the ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  5. 2009 NHL Draft - Early Returns - Ranking early value of John Tava...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang revisits the 2009 NHL draft class and evaluates the early return teams have gotten on their investments, ranking the 10 best players from the class so far.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The two-for-one NHL draft trade

    Alvin Chang

    Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has made his intentions clear: He wants to trade a late-first and early-second round pick to move up in the draft. Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney is seeking the same trade, too. This "two-for-one" deal is a common...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The true value of a first-round pick

    Alvin Chang

    The trade deadline has passed and, while deadline day was a dud, the last month has been quite exciting -- especially when it comes to dealing first-round picks. In all five of the big trades, first-round picks were involved. Although it cost them tw...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  12. 2011 NHL Draft: The value of a first-round pick in deadline deals...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the value of first-round picks and breaks down several NHL deadline deals to see which teams got good value.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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