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Edmonton Oilers Win the NHL Draft Lottery

Edmonton Oilers Win the NHL Draft Lottery

The Buffalo Sabres finished with the worst record in the NHL, followed close behind by the Arizona Coyotes. Buffalo had a 20% chance of claiming the number one overall pick, Arizona with a 15% chance. Neither club will be choosing first in June’s draft. It is the Edmonton Oilers who find themselves with yet another [...]

April 19, 2015 Mike Frazier Headlines, NHL 0

WATCH: P.K Subban Vicious Slash on Mark Stone

WATCH: P.K Subban Vicious Slash on Mark Stone

The 2015 NHL playoffs began last night — and we’re already knee deep in controversy. Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K Subban cracked Senators forward Mark Stone across the wrist with a two-handed slash that earned him a game misconduct. Ottawa fans are fuming — they wanted a suspension for Subban, especially since the Senators revealed Stone [...]

April 16, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Watch: Senators Mark Stone’s Water Bottle Fail

Watch: Senators Mark Stone’s Water Bottle Fail

The Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone had a rough night last night. Aside from losing the first round playoff opener against the Montreal Canadiens, he also got slashed hard enough by Habs PK Subban to warrant an ejection for the Habs aggressor. But the icing on the cake (or lack thereof) had to have been [...]

April 16, 2015 admin Balltribe TV, Hot Seat, NHL 0

2015 NHL Playoffs Preview — Eastern Conference

2015 NHL Playoffs Preview — Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference In many ways, the first round out East is more compelling than its Western counterpart. Their final two wildcard spots weren’t totally settled until the last game of the season, and the storylines that accompany the playoff teams are bi-polar. Contrast Ottawa’s meteoric rise to the dance with Pittsburgh’s comically bad stretch run [...]

April 14, 2015 Adam Steevens Headlines, NHL 0

2015 NHL Playoff Preview — Western Conference

2015 NHL Playoff Preview — Western Conference

We’re gonna breakdown every first-round match-up, give you some expert analysis, and leave you with our staff picks for each series. We’ve posted our brackets on NHL.com/brackets, and feel free to join the Balltribe group and try and beat us! We’ll only hate you a little bit if you win. Parity is the new buzzword [...]

April 14, 2015 Adam Steevens Headlines, NHL 0

Players Revolt in LA — Kings Admit Players Locked Coach Out of Room

Players Revolt in LA — Kings Admit Players Locked Coach Out of Room

The Kings stunned the hockey world when they failed to qualify for the playoffs this year, after winning the Stanley Cup just one season earlier. The Kings weren’t done making headlines just yet — General Manager Dean Lombardi went into full-on damage control mode after reports of hostilities between LA Coach Darryl Sutter and the [...]

April 13, 2015 Adam Steevens Hot Seat, NHL 0

ICYMI: Sunday News Dump

ICYMI: Sunday News Dump

In what would normally have been a quiet Sunday with no regular season games to play, there seemed to be quite a flurry of activity in the National Hockey League. Perhaps you were outside enjoying some warm spring weather before hibernating in your favorite chair for the next two months of playoff hockey. Or maybe [...]

April 13, 2015 Mike Frazier NHL 0

Leafs Clean House — Nonis and Horachek Fired

Leafs Clean House — Nonis and Horachek Fired

Toronto didn’t waste much time, firing Interim Coach Peter Horachek and General Manager Dave Nonis on the first day of the offseason. Sloppy and disinterested play soon became the hallmark of the Maple Leafs, as snipers like Kessel and Kadri slumped and the club slid into irrelevance. The front office purge is aggressive and wide-reaching: [...]

April 12, 2015 Adam Steevens Headlines, NHL 0

Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs

Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs should be great. They have an enormous fanbase, and their organization is the wealthiest in the National Hockey League, independently appraised at a staggering $1.5 billion. Despite these advantages, the Leafs are floundering, taking their place among the bottom-feeding Sabres, Oilers, and Coyotes. Their season has been tainted by press scandals, [...]

April 9, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Fixing the San Jose Sharks

Fixing the San Jose Sharks

Once a former Western Conference powerhouse, the San Jose Sharks have slipped from the playoff picture for the first time in eleven years. This result seems appropriate for a club that was thoroughly humiliated by the LA Kings in the first round of last season’s playoffs, losing four consecutive playoff games and blowing a three [...]

April 8, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0