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  1. Russian fears, Yzerman's draft-day gamble

    Alvin Chang

    After the 2011 NHL draft, Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman stood at edge of the draft floor to talk to the media. And it was obvious what reporters would ask about: the Russians. During the entire 2011 draft, only eight Russians were selected --...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  2. NHL draft - Steve Yzerman's draft-day gamble for Tampa Bay Lightn...

    Alvin Chang

    Lightning GM Steve Yzerman took a risk by selecting three Russians in the 2011 draft despite the lack of a transfer agreement. So what would such an agreement do for the draft stock of Russian prospects? Alvin Chang examines the question.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  3. The link between the draft, free agency

    Alvin Chang

    Early in the 2010 draft cycle, one of the hottest prospects was a Russian winger named Kirill Kabanov. He had high first-round skill and a move to the QMJHL from Russia should've improved his stock. But, as has been well documented, Kabanov self-dest...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  4. NHL draft - Slots dictate pay well beyond entry-level contracts

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the contracts signed by players over the course of their careers and notices that draft slot impacts salary well after the expiraction of their entry-level contract.

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  5. 2011 NHL draft: Lack of Russians, strong U.S. talent and other dr...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang wraps up the 2011 NHL draft, noting the decline in Russians being drafted and the strengthening of the U.S. talent pool.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2011
  6. Capitals' risk-taking via draft has paid off

    Alvin Chang

    In 1996, a Russian winger named Alexandre Volchkov gave NHL GMs fits. On one hand, there was "no doubt" Volchkov was the most talented played in the draft, a scout told the Toronto Sun. But the scout added: "You don't hear a lot of good things about ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  7. 2011 NHL Draft: Comparing the draft strategies of the Oilers and ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the draft strategies of the Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers. Whereas the Oilers have played it safe with their first-round picks, the Capitals' willingness to take high-risk, high-reward prospects has paid off.

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  8. 2011 NHL draft: The New Jersey Devils' empire crumbled because of...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at the New Jersey Devils, a prominent recent example of how poor drafting can take even the mightiest of teams and render them completely humbled.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  9. 2011 NHL draft: The best of the best Russians, like Alex Ovechkin...

    Alvin Chang

    When elite Russian players play in the NHL they excel. But, as Alvin Chang notes here, the risk of getting them to North American pro rinks is still quite large, although there are ways to minimize it. We'll show you how.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011