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  1. 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
  2. NHL draft - Scott Arniel not entirely to blame for Columbus Blue ...

    Alvin Chang

    Given the news of Scott Arniel's dismissal, Alvin Chang looks at the draft track record of the Columbus Blue Jackets to see how badly their top-end picks have underproduced. It turns out, all the Blue Jackets' perceived busts may not be busts at all.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  3. 2011 NHL draft: How to avoid being stuck in NHL purgatory

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang attempts to answer the question of when it's time to rebuild in the NHL. If you don't have a top-5 draft pick, the chances of successfully rebuilding diminish greatly

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  4. 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
  5. 2011 NHL draft: Want to draft the next Steven Stamkos or Patrick ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang runs down the varying complexities of trying to find an elite forward -- the position accounting for eight of the last 10 No. 1 overall picks -- in the NHL draft. Possible No. 1 pickers, the Devils, might want to listen up.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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