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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. NHL draft - The biggest draft busts since 1990

    Alvin Chang

    Alexandre Daigle? Kyle Turris? Those are just two players who have fallen far short of their expected potential since their selections near the top of their draft classes. Using advanced metrics, here's a look at the 10 biggest draft busts since 1990.

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  4. Risk in trading for former first rounders

    Alvin Chang

    In 1995, the Dallas Stars acquired Joe Nieuwendyk from the Calgary Flames. But in exchange, the Flames demanded a prospect (among other things). That prospect was an 18-year-old who had never played in the NHL -- the No. 11 selection from the previou...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  5. NHL draft - Trades for former first rounders are risky

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at the success rate of teams that trade for former first-round picks. While swaps for stalled prospects are more common, they rarely pan out for the team acquiring the former first-rounder.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2011
  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. 2011 NHL Draft: Why the NHL draft lottery is inherently flawed

    Alvin Chang

    Due to a significant drop in talent among the top picks and a predictable draft order -- despite the lottery -- there is a huge incentive for teams out of the playoffs to throw games late. To that end, Alvin Chang says the lotto needs fixing.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2011
  8. 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
  9. NHL draft blog -- The five worst drafting teams in the NHL

    Alvin Chang

    The NHL Draft blog takes a look at some historical stats to rank the five worst drafting teams in the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  10. NHL draft blog -- The Edmonton Oilers want two of the top three p...

    Alvin Chang

    The Oilers will do what it takes to own two of the top three picks in the draft -- and suit up Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin in midnight blue next season.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2010
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. NHL draft blog - Lottery teams like the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Ba...

    Alvin Chang

    Lottery teams like the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs are jockeying to create an advantage in the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2010