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  1. The case for selecting a center at No. 1

    Alvin Chang

    In 2010, scouts were split on who would be the better player: Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin. Eventually, Hall went No. 1. But Seguin has had the better career thus far -- and he was supposed to be the one with the longer development curve. Before that...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  2. The case for Alex Galchenyuk, other centers to go No. 1 - NHL Dra...

    Alvin Chang

    Nail Yakupov may be the No. 1 prospect, but if teams are wavering about his ability, Alvin Chang suggests they turn to one of the draft's top-3 centermen as a strong alternative.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  3. How the L.A. Kings were built

    Alvin Chang

    In 2010, we talked about how the Chicago Blackhawks won a Stanley Cup with a true homegrown team. Well, they had 10 homegrown players on their roster. Last year's champion, the Boston Bruins had five. So when I went to dig out the results for t...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  4. The Kings' Stanley Cup team has been built with a blend of homegr...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks back at how the Los Angeles Kings have assembled a roster with 13 homegrown players that is now playing for the Stanley Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  5. How productive are teenage D-men?

    Alvin Chang

    In 2008, the NHL draft started as most drafts do: A top-flight forward, Steven Stamkos, was drafted No. 1 overall. But what happened after that was far from ordinary. Four consecutive defensemen were taken from No. 2 to No. 5 -- Drew Doughty, Zach B...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  6. 2012 NHL draft - How fast can young defensemen contribute?

    Alvin Chang

    With a number of talented defensemen ranked near the top of the 2012 NHL draft class, Alvin Chang looks at whether or not it's wise to expect immediate contributions from a highly-drafted D-man.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  7. The Predators' unlikely draft model

    Alvin Chang

    Let's say you have to build a championship team through the draft. What do you do? You go with forwards. That's the conventional wisdom. Forwards develop faster, reach the NHL faster and make an impact faster -- which makes the GM look s...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  8. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - The Nashville Predators' unlikely dra...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang dissects the Nashville Predators' draft model to see whether or not targeting elite defensemen is a good way to build a Stanley Cup Contender.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Evaluating the Northwest GMs

    Alvin Chang

    Last week we looked at the Central Division, where a handful of long-time GMs are clawing at the Stanley Cup this season. But the Northwest Division is filled with new GMs. In fact, the most experienced GM is Calgary's Jay Feaster, but he took o...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  15. Evaluating Mike Gillis, Jay Feaster and the Northwest GMs - NHL

    Alvin Chang

    Alving Chang has been ranking the NHL's GMs based on their drafting prowess. Since too many GMs in the Northwest Division are too new to rank, we evaluate their work and the work of their predecessors.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  16. Ranking the Central GMs

    Alvin Chang

    It's one thing to build a contender from the ground up, which was the challenge for Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson. It requires that you have success high in Round 1, while finding a few pieces in the later rounds. But once you build a co...

    Blog | March 28, 2012