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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 Southeast GMs

    Alvin Chang

    Both Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff took over organizations with traditionally bad drafting. So you would assume they need to draft better in order to keep their jobs -- but that's not necessarily th...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  3. George McPhee, Dale Tallon and the rest of the Southeast division...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang evaluates the Southeast general managers and ranks them based on their drafting prowess.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 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. How Dale Tallon can rebuild Panthers

    Alvin Chang

    Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon has rebuilt a team before. As GM of the Chicago Blackhawks, he traded for Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg; he drafted Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Niklas Hjalmarsson; he signed Brian Campbell and Marian Hossa. And...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  8. 2011 NHL Draft: A three-part plan for Dale Tallon to rebuild the ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examine Dale Tallon's drafting record with the Chicago Blackhawks and lays out a plan for him to rebuild the Florida Panthers

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The value of European prospects

    Alvin Chang

    In the last four seasons, the Buffalo Sabres have drafted 20 Canadians, 11 Americans -- and that's it. They've avoided Europeans completely. It's because it's harder to keep track of international prospects. And because of that, it's a bigger risk ...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  16. NHL: Why drafting foreign NHL draft prospects can be so valuable

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the value of drafting international players across the Atlantic, finding that teams that don't scout enough in Western Europe and Russia miss out on solid prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2010