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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. NHL draft - How St. Louis Blues have created Stanley Cup contende...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at how the St. Louis Blues have created a Stanley Cup contender. Unlike most teams that rebuild through top-10 picks, the Blues have rebuilt through mid-first-round and second-round picks.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  4. Blue Jackets struggles' linked to the draft

    Alvin Chang

    The key to winning in the post-lockout NHL has clearly been by building through the draft. Strong showings by the Penguins, Blackhawks and Capitals following a string of top-of-the-draft picks have signaled that pretty clearly. Since 2000, the Columb...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  5. NHL draft - Scott Arniel not entirely to blame for Columbus Blue ...

    Alvin Chang

    Given the news of Scott Arniel's dismissal, Alvin Chang looks at the draft track record of the Columbus Blue Jackets to see how badly their top-end picks have underproduced. It turns out, all the Blue Jackets' perceived busts may not be busts at all.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. NHL draft 2010 - How height, weight and nationality determine stu...

    Alvin Chang

    In the 1999 NHL draft, basically everyone missed on a little guy named Henrik Zetterberg. Alvin Chang investigates why -- and how, when you look at three factors (height, weight and nationality), you can get a good idea of busts and studs.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  10. NHL draft 2010 - Sergei Zubov, Mike Green highlight value defense...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang, a week after looking at top value picks among forwards in the last 20 drafts, turns his attention to defense. Sergei Zubov heads this list (from the 1990 draft), but the Caps' Mike Green isn't far off (and the only North American skater).

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  11. NHL draft 2010 -- Pavel Datsyuk and other overachieving draft for...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at the biggest overachievers -- guys who got a ton of value out of a low draft slot -- across 20 years of just forwards (other positions will follow). Unsurprisingly, Pavel Datsyuk leads the entire list.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  12. NHL draft 2010 - Boston Bruins picks see more of NHL than any oth...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang studied the NHL drafts from 1995-2006 to see which NHL franchise places the most prospects into the NHL. The quantity over quality winner? The Boston Bruins.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. When to draft a goalie

    Alvin Chang

    In 1999, the Boston Bruins drafted goalie Brian Finley with the sixth overall pick. Eight years later, having played four NHL games, he retired. But Finley isn't alone: First-round goalies fail to play a season's worth of games (82) about half the t...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  16. NHL draft blog -- What's the trade deadline's coin of the day wor...

    Alvin Chang

    With second-round picks serving as a common currency on trade deadline day, the NHL Draft Blog examines what value teams should expect from a Round 2 pick.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2010