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  1. The case for selecting a center at No. 1

    Alvin Chang

    In 2010, scouts were split on who would be the better player: Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin. Eventually, Hall went No. 1. But Seguin has had the better career thus far -- and he was supposed to be the one with the longer development curve. Before that...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  2. The case for Alex Galchenyuk, other centers to go No. 1 - NHL Dra...

    Alvin Chang

    Nail Yakupov may be the No. 1 prospect, but if teams are wavering about his ability, Alvin Chang suggests they turn to one of the draft's top-3 centermen as a strong alternative.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. NHL draft 2010 - Sergei Zubov, Mike Green highlight value defense...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang, a week after looking at top value picks among forwards in the last 20 drafts, turns his attention to defense. Sergei Zubov heads this list (from the 1990 draft), but the Caps' Mike Green isn't far off (and the only North American skater).

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  6. NHL draft 2010 - Sabres, Canadiens are best at finding talent out...

    Alvin Chang

    Most people assume that because of late-round gems like Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom, the Red Wings are the most elite team at finding talent outside the first round. Alvin Chang did some research, and it turns out they're not even in the top five.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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. 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