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  1. 2011 NHL draft: How the Boston Bruins have developed their franch...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines how the Boston Bruins have made the Stanley Cup finals with only four homegrown players on their current roster. Turns out the B's are extremely efficient at finding young talent, but also happy to trade it away.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Chiarelli changing speed of B's pipeline

    Alvin Chang

    The Boston Bruins are the anti-Red Wings. While the Wings promote their prospect judiciously and carefully, the Bruins bring up nearly half of their draft picks to the NHL. While the Wings block up the pipelines with veterans, a quarter of the Bruins...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. CSS Rankings are usually dead on

    Alvin Chang

    The NHL Central Scouting Bureau released its final rankings yesterday with plenty of notable movement. But before we get to that, let's see how the last two years of CSS rankings played out when it came to draft day. Here are the top 10 picks from 20...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  13. 2010 NHL draft - Alvin Chang: Central Scouting's top five histori...

    Alvin Chang

    As the NHL draft lottery nears (Tuesday, April 13), Alvin Chang -- a consistent information-seeker when it comes to the pucks -- looks at CSS rankings for the last two years in terms of draft outcomes. They're spot-on. Plus: a detailed news roundup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2010
  14. Boston ponders trade scenarios

    Alvin Chang

    One of the most active teams on draft day might be the Boston Bruins. As Gare Joyce previously reported, the Bruins have quite a dilemma with their two picks in both round one and two. Several teams are looking to take these selections off their han...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  15. NHL Draft Blog - The Boston Bruins have numerous options this dra...

    Alvin Chang

    The Boston Bruins have numerous options this draft, which means the franchise is going to have to make some serious choices including on the trade front.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2010
  16. Teams jockey for draft advantage

    Alvin Chang

    We already know the Edmonton Oilers will likely pick either No. 1 or No. 2. But from there, things will get interesting because the Toronto Maple Leafs, with 64 points, are the second-worst team in the league. The Leafs, however, gave their first-rou...

    Blog | March 22, 2010