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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Oilers trading for No. 2, too?

    Alvin Chang

    There may be a lot of movement at the NHL Draft this year, but we know one thing: The Edmonton Oilers are keeping the No. 1 pick. So Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin will be an Oiler. Top Five Prospects According to NHL Central Scouting. ...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  4. NHL Draft - Post-lottery draft buzz from teams with the top five ...

    Alvin Chang

    After the picking order was determined this week, there's already trade buzz circulating for the top five picks, including a play by the Oilers for the No. 2 overall pick.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Risk of drafting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Alvin Chang

    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is 6-foot-1 and 164 pounds -- which is fine for a cashier at Wendy's, but not the potential No. 1 overall pick. In that respect, Nugent-Hopkins is a true outlier. So when NHL scouts want to know whether his toughness, skill and ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  8. 2011 NHL Draft: How risky is drafting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins No. 1 o...

    Alvin Chang

    Small sample size makes it tricky to predict how effective Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be in the NHL, but Alvin Chang puts the matter of size to the test, looking at some of the smallest players drafted in the past 20 years to see how RN-H may fare.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Why the NHL draft lottery is flawed

    Alvin Chang

    In 1993, the Ottawa Senators were accused of tanking games on purpose. Why? So they could get the No. 1 overall pick and draft Alexandre Daigle. But this season, they did exactly the opposite: They finished strong, and it could hurt them more than ...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  12. 2011 NHL Draft: Why the NHL draft lottery is inherently flawed

    Alvin Chang

    Due to a significant drop in talent among the top picks and a predictable draft order -- despite the lottery -- there is a huge incentive for teams out of the playoffs to throw games late. To that end, Alvin Chang says the lotto needs fixing.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2011
  13. The risk of drafting Adam Larsson

    Alvin Chang

    There's a good chance the Edmonton Oilers will draft No. 1 overall -- again. And after using their last four first-round picks on forwards, it might be time for a defenseman. Enter Adam Larsson. Scouts say the Swedish blueliner has the size (6-foo...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  14. 2011 NHL Draft: The value of defensemen in the NHL draft

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the value of defensemen in the NHL draft, and finds that history shows they're not worth a No. 1 overall pick.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Another case for Tyler Seguin

    Alvin Chang

    If the Edmonton Oilers are still split on whom to pick No. 1, a good suggestion would be to settle on center Tyler Seguin. This isn't an argument based on scouting, which is how Gare Joyce concluded that the Oilers should go for winger Taylor Hall. ...

    Blog | May 13, 2010