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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: Northeast Division

    Alvin Chang

    Last week we looked at the Atlantic GMs and this week we're focusing on the Northeast Division, which is an interesting case study on longtime GMs. Outside of Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, the other four guys have collectively participated i...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  3. NHL - Ranking the general managers, Northeast Division

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang ranks the NHL's general managers by their ability to find value in the NHL draft. Today's the Northeast Division.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  4. Evaluating the early 2009 draft returns

    Alvin Chang

    In 2009, the Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Nazem Kadri No. 7 overall, and almost immediately there were signs the Leafs would get good early returns on their selection. He played well enough in training camp that some people said Kadri should join the ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  5. 2009 NHL Draft - Early Returns - Ranking early value of John Tava...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang revisits the 2009 NHL draft class and evaluates the early return teams have gotten on their investments, ranking the 10 best players from the class so far.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Playoff Power Meter - Boston Bruins look like Stanley Cup contend...

    Alvin Chang

    Despite a sluggish start, the Boston Bruins still strongly resemble past Stanley Cup winners according to Insider's Playoff Power Meter. As the Maple Leafs just discovered, you shouldn't sleep on the Bruins.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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