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  1. Metrics, tech can improve NHL scouting

    Alvin Chang

    NHL scouts have one primary tool at their disposal: their eyes. To evaluate a prospect, they observe and analyze. There are few, if any, metrics involved. If these were corporations looking to acquire a multi-million dollar asset, it would be somewh...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  2. NHL draft - Metrics, technology can improve scouting

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at the world of NHL draft scouting and noting how a blend of metrics and technology can greatly improve NHL draft scouting.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  3. 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
  4. "Why is it important to be an Oiler?"

    Alvin Chang

    Mark Seidel is the chief scout for North American Central Scouting, and on CBC.com, he listed reasons why teams make mistakes in the draft. Among his suggestions was this: "It's not a glamorous part of the job, but setting up meetings with guidance (...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  5. NHL draft 2010 - The value of character for Taylor Hall, Tyler Se...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at the value of character in drafting future NHL stars, including the simple fact that both Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin will be asked in the coming weeks: "Why is it important to be an Oiler?"

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  6. Another case for Tyler Seguin

    Alvin Chang

    If the Edmonton Oilers are still split on whom to pick No. 1, a good suggestion would be to settle on center Tyler Seguin. This isn't an argument based on scouting, which is how Gare Joyce concluded that the Oilers should go for winger Taylor Hall. ...

    Blog | May 13, 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. NHL draft 2010 -- Alvin Chang: Despite hip injury, Brett Connolly...

    Alvin Chang

    Despite a hip injury that's kept him off the ice for most of this season, forward Brett Connolly could top a few teams' draft lists based on his potential.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Scrutinizing the Swiss star draft prospect

    Alvin Chang

    Nino Niederreiter (No. 14 North American skater) has had quite the meteoric rise up draft boards. In the Fall 2009 NHL Central Scouting rankings, "El Nino" was the No. 6 skater -- not in the entire draft, but just in the WHL. Then, in the midterm...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  15. NHL draft blog -- The knock on Nino Niederreiter

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang rounds up news and analysis on the NHL draft's top prospects, starting with a knock on fast-rising Swiss star Nino Niederreiter

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2010
  16. Fowler falling from top three

    Alvin Chang

    All rankings from the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's midterm evaluations. Cam Fowler's stock may be dropping, and he could fall out of the top three. Most scouts feel Fowler will go right behind Taylor Hall (No. 1) and Tyler Seguin (No. 2), but th...

    Blog | February 22, 2010