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  1. Playoff Power Meter - Philadelphia Flyers' biggest problem comes ...

    Alvin Chang

    As the trade deadline nears, Alvin Chang examines every team's weaknesses in their Playoff Power Meter portfolio and sees which players mentioned in NHL Rumor Central could help make playoff teams into bona fide Cup contenders.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  2. NHL draft - Finding the next Pekka Rinne

    Alvin Chang

    Pekka Rinne is proving to be a draft steal for the Nashville Predators, but finding him wasn't easy. That begs the question: Is it better to sign elite free-agent goaltenders or find them in the draft? Alvin Chang finds it's hard to draft gems like Rinne.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  3. NHL draft - Searching for the next Shea Weber - The difficulty of...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines why so many elite defensemen slip past the first round, a la Shea Weber. Is there something scouts are missing? In most cases, it appears to be a willingness to turn a weakness into a strength.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  4. NHL draft - Slots dictate pay well beyond entry-level contracts

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the contracts signed by players over the course of their careers and notices that draft slot impacts salary well after the expiraction of their entry-level contract.

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 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: Examining the value of the two-for-one NHL draft ...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang analyzes whether it's worth it for NHL teams to trade two late-first or early-second round picks for a high first-round pick in the draft and what each side should expect to receive from the drafted players.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  7. 2011 NHL draft: How the Boston Bruins have developed their franch...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines how the Boston Bruins have made the Stanley Cup finals with only four homegrown players on their current roster. Turns out the B's are extremely efficient at finding young talent, but also happy to trade it away.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  8. 2011 NHL Draft: The value of a first-round pick in deadline deals...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines the value of first-round picks and breaks down several NHL deadline deals to see which teams got good value.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  9. What to look for in good defensmen and where to find them

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines how NHL teams can up their odds at landing a top tier defenseman in the draft, a la the Anaheim Ducks and rookie Cam Fowler.

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  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. NHL draft blog -- What's the trade deadline's coin of the day wor...

    Alvin Chang

    With second-round picks serving as a common currency on trade deadline day, the NHL Draft Blog examines what value teams should expect from a Round 2 pick.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2010