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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. NHL draft 2010 -- Got No. 1? Draft a center. So, Edmonton Oilers,...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang went back to every NHL draft since 1979 -- hello, sample size -- and figured out that centers, by and large, are more effective high picks than wingers. So in the case of Tyler Seguin versus Taylor Hall, well, Seguin wins the history battle.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2010
  10. NHL draft blog - Lottery teams like the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Ba...

    Alvin Chang

    Lottery teams like the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs are jockeying to create an advantage in the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2010