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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

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 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

Fixing the Edmonton Oilers

Fixing the Edmonton Oilers

Remember when the Oilers were good? Long since removed from their dynastic domination of the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers are a shell of their former greatness. While other teams in the Western Conference scratch and claw for playoff positioning, the Oilers are 30 wins behind division leaders. They are remarkably bad, having lost an astounding [...]

April 7, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Hall of Shame: HHOF Appoints Former Toronto Crack Mayor Rob Ford to Board of Directors

Hall of Shame: HHOF Appoints Former Toronto Crack Mayor Rob Ford to Board of Directors

The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that it has elected Rob Ford (yes, that Rob Ford) to its Board of Directors. I’m not one for sanctimonious browbeating, and Ford has no doubt suffered enough under the suffocating media coverage that enveloped him many months ago. He’s also enduring rehab and abdominal cancer, so I’m [...]

April 6, 2015 Adam Steevens Headlines, Hot Seat, NHL 0

NHL Coaches on the Brink

NHL Coaches on the Brink

Playoff races are heating up as the regular season hits the home stretch. Consequently, a select few coaches are also feeling the heat. A few coaches that could find themselves in the unemployment line come season’s end. Todd McLellan – San Jose Seat Temperature: Scalding This may be a slam dunk firing. The Sharks are [...]

April 2, 2015 Mike Frazier Headlines, NHL 1

The Suite Life of a Live NHL Game

The Suite Life of a Live NHL Game

The St. Louis Blues are one of my favorite things in life, for better or worse. Scottrade Center has been like my second home since I was about 14 years old (many moons ago). As a transplanted fan living in Denver, my opportunities to attend games are obviously few and far between each season. I [...]

March 31, 2015 Mike Frazier NHL 0

Watch: How to Talk Like an NHLer

Watch: How to Talk Like an NHLer

“All hockey players are bi-lingual. They know English and profanity” –Gordie Howe Hockey has a language and culture all its own, and while much of it is PG-13, there’s still plenty of family-friendly hockey chatter that needs some translating from time to time. Visa enlisted the help of some A-list NHLers to help decipher some [...]

March 29, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0

Watch: Kessel Lashes Out at Teammate During Practice

Watch: Kessel Lashes Out at Teammate During Practice

The Toronto Maple Leafs have suffered on a epic scale this season, firing coaches, trading off talent, suspending Kadri for alarm-clock-related-shortcomings, and it’s no surprise that the frustrations are beginning to boil over in Toronto. It’s not uncommon for players to scrap with on another during practice. This happens to successful and unsuccessful teams alike [...]

March 29, 2015 Adam Steevens Balltribe TV, Headlines, NHL 0

Reaction to Abdelkader Scoring OT Winner with Broken Stick

Reaction to Abdelkader Scoring OT Winner with Broken Stick

Distinct kicking motions, high sticks, goaltender interference, and pucks being snapped into the safety netting above the plexiglass are just some of the reasons NHL fans have seen goals waived off by the situation room in Toronto. Might be time to make room on that list for ‘broken sticks’ — as Blues fans are steaming [...]

March 23, 2015 Adam Steevens NHL 0