NHL Blog Beat – Friday, April 12, 2013.

The NHL week in review, the playoff death watch begins, the hardest shots in NHL history and more.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker checks in with her NHL week in review, featuring the revamped Columbus Blue Jackets.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski with the NHL Death Watch, listing the “tragic numbers” required to officially eliminate the non-playoff clubs from the postseason race.

Taylor Hall (r) is getting a reputation as a dirty player.

Taylor Hall (r) is getting a reputation as a dirty player.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Is Taylor Hall a dirty player? He’s starting to get that reputation.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow with “Next Year Country”, looking at what’s ahead for the Edmonton Oilers defense.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier ranks the ten hardest shooters in NHL history, from Boom-Boom Geoffrion to Bobby and Brett Hull to Al MacInnis.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: A comparison of home vs away QoC (Quality of Competition).

BACKHAND SHELF: Darren Kritzer with the top ten fantasy hockey busts this season.