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  1. Ranking the Southeast GMs

    Alvin Chang

    Both Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff took over organizations with traditionally bad drafting. So you would assume they need to draft better in order to keep their jobs -- but that's not necessarily th...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  2. George McPhee, Dale Tallon and the rest of the Southeast division...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang evaluates the Southeast general managers and ranks them based on their drafting prowess.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  3. Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues top the Play...

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang has the latest Playoff Power Meter Rankings. Despite straddling the benchmarks for shots and shots allowed, the Vancouver Canucks are one point off a perfect score and top the rankings.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  4. Biggest draft busts since 1990

    Alvin Chang

    It doesn't take long before analysts begin throwing the B-word around: bust. Take the recently traded Kyle Turris, for example. He was drafted in 2007 and thus far he's severely underperformed on expectations as a No. 3 pick. So much so, in fact, tha...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Wrapping up the 2011 NHL draft

    Alvin Chang

    If Malcolm Gladwell had a dollar for every time his writing on hockey has been picked apart, he might be even richer than he is today -- and I'd owe him two bucks. But let's make it three. In "Outliers," he wrote about the phenomena of how most hock...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Dallas Stars are NHL's most patient team

    Alvin Chang

    It was a bit of surprise -- and perhaps a sign of change for the Dallas Stars. Last week, the Stars called up 20-year-old forward Tomas Vincour. And while most people noted that Vincour had been struggling in the minors, we noticed something differe...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Why heavy NHL players are underrated

    Alvin Chang

    In early 2003, it seemed NHL scouts didn't know what to make of Dustin Byfuglien. On one hand, he had great size. But, on the other hand, he might've had too much size for his own good, tipping the scales at a reported 255 pounds. So the NHL Central ...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  15. NHL Draft: Examining the value of heavy NHL players

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines heavy NHL players (over 250 pounds), where they are drafted and whether they are underrated.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  16. The value of European prospects

    Alvin Chang

    In the last four seasons, the Buffalo Sabres have drafted 20 Canadians, 11 Americans -- and that's it. They've avoided Europeans completely. It's because it's harder to keep track of international prospects. And because of that, it's a bigger risk ...

    Blog | December 22, 2010