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  1. 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
  2. Ranking the GMs: Atlantic Division

    Alvin Chang

    In 2003, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello traded up in the first round to draft Zach Parise at No. 17. And when Parise turned into a star, it was yet another piece of anecdotal evidence that Lamoriello was a good drafter. But it'...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  3. NHL - Ranking the general managers, Atlantic Division

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang ranks the NHL's general managers by their ability to find value in the NHL draft, starting with the Atlantic Division.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 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. Why GMs should push D-men to the NHL

    Alvin Chang

    In 2002, the Colorado Avalanche selected defenseman Johnny Boychuk with the 61st overall pick. For six years, he lingered in the WHL and then AHL, until he finally made his NHL debut in 2008. But that summer, the Avs traded their slow-developing blue...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Dallas Stars are NHL's most patient team

    Alvin Chang

    It was a bit of surprise -- and perhaps a sign of change for the Dallas Stars. Last week, the Stars called up 20-year-old forward Tomas Vincour. And while most people noted that Vincour had been struggling in the minors, we noticed something differe...

    Blog | February 23, 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. Why heavy NHL players are underrated

    Alvin Chang

    In early 2003, it seemed NHL scouts didn't know what to make of Dustin Byfuglien. On one hand, he had great size. But, on the other hand, he might've had too much size for his own good, tipping the scales at a reported 255 pounds. So the NHL Central ...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 2011 NHL draft: The New Jersey Devils' empire crumbled because of...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at the New Jersey Devils, a prominent recent example of how poor drafting can take even the mightiest of teams and render them completely humbled.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  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. Lessons from Henrik Zetterberg

    Alvin Chang

    Prior to the 1999 NHL draft, only a few scouts saw a Swedish forward named Henrik Zetterberg -- and many didn't even notice him. But as Detroit Red Wings scout Hakan Andersson said, "this little Zetterberg guy" always had the puck. We know the rest: ...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  14. 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
  15. Defensive value over two decades

    Alvin Chang

    This week we're looking at the top 10 value defensemen -- a week after looking at value forwards -- relative to their draft slots. But before we get to the list, here are two interesting points: 1. Defensemen are much harder to project than forward...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  16. 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