NHL Blog Beat – March 17, 2014

The institutional sexism of NHL ice girls, analysis of Rich Peverley’s heart condition, five NHL players who aren’t what you think they are and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

PUCK DADDY: Melissa Geschwind on the institutional sexism of NHL ice girls, Greg Wyshynski examines which NHL teams are the best and worst closers, and Ryan Lambert believes the Anaheim Ducks will be a heckuva playoff loser this year.

UNDISCLOSED INJURY: Eric Morris provides in-depth analysis of Rich Peverley’s heart condition, plus he  lists the injury history of the players moved at this year’s trade deadline.

Phil Kessel is more than a small, speedy goal scorer.

Phil Kessel is more than a small, speedy goal scorer.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne lists five NHL players who aren’t what you think they are.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently delved into his grab bag to pick up last week’s notable NHL news.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Eric Engels looks back on a memorable weekend for the Canadiens.

DIE BY THE BLADE: Andy Boron observes how Ville Leino’s contract is the worst value in the league.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar examines the Blue Jackets attendance woes are continuing despite their strong play this season.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Travis Hamonic is your fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”.