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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. Can 3 No. 1 picks earn Edmonton a Cup?

    Alvin Chang

    The last two drafts, the Edmonton Oilers did what they are supposed to do with the No. 1 overall pick. They drafted a forward. At No. 1, it's almost a guarantee the player will be an All-Star. Of course, there are busts -- Alexandre Daigle comes...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  3. 2012 NHL Draft - Can 3 No. 1 picks earn Edmonton Oilers a Cup?

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang writes that the Edmonton Oilers got lucky getting the No. 1 overall pick for the third consecutive year, and should they draft Nail Yakupov, they could be a few complementary players away from Cup contention.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Playoff Power Meter - Detroit Red Win...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang has the April Playoff Power Meter, and the Detroit Red Wings finish the regular season ranked No. 1, six points ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Biggest draft busts since 1990

    Alvin Chang

    It doesn't take long before analysts begin throwing the B-word around: bust. Take the recently traded Kyle Turris, for example. He was drafted in 2007 and thus far he's severely underperformed on expectations as a No. 3 pick. So much so, in fact, tha...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  10. NHL draft - The biggest draft busts since 1990

    Alvin Chang

    Alexandre Daigle? Kyle Turris? Those are just two players who have fallen far short of their expected potential since their selections near the top of their draft classes. Using advanced metrics, here's a look at the 10 biggest draft busts since 1990.

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Red Wings may be heading for a fall

    Alvin Chang

    At some point, the current Detroit Red Wings core will get old. We'll be reminded when Nicklas Lidstrom talks about retirement soon, when Pavel Datsyuk turns 33 in July and when Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall both push past 30 next season. ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  15. 2011 NHL Draft: Why the Detroit Red Wings are about to have to re...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines why the Detroit Red Wings have been so successful in the past 20 years. With some of Detroit's best players getting on the wrong side of 30, it might be time to rebuild the team.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  16. Edmonton Oilers will still have work to do

    Alvin Chang

    The Edmonton Oilers will have the No. 1 overall pick for the second straight year. And in the salary cap era, it can't be overstated how valuable that is. First off, picks Nos. 1 and 2 are almost twice as valuable as the No. 3. Players drafted in th...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  17. 2011 NHL draft: For Edmonton Oilers, two No. 1 picks aren't guara...

    Alvin Chang

    While the Edmonton Oilers will get to add to a core featuring 2010 No. 1 Taylor Hall, they still have work to do before becoming Cup contenders. Even consecutive No. 1 picks are no guarantee of team success. Just ask the Thrashers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011