NHL Blog Beat – Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Check out the weekend’s notable posts from around the NHL blogosphere.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe dips into his weekly NHL Grab Bag for some of the more notable/unusual stories of the past week.

ON THE FORECHECK: Dirk Hoag on the NHLPA’s threatened lawsuit over the state of Tennessee’s “Privilege Tax” and the potential impact to Nashville Predators players.

Former Islanders star Alexei Yashin is now GM of the Russian Women's Hockey team.

Former Islanders star Alexei Yashin is now GM of the Russian Women’s Hockey team.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: Keith Quinn interviewed former Islanders forward Alexei Yashin on his role with women’s hockey in Russia, the current Islanders, and why he wore turtlenecks during his playing days.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan on the building excitement among Islanders fans over their club’s pursuit of a playoff berth, recalling the excitement when the Isles returned to the playoffs in 2002 after a seven-year drought.

SUNBELT HOCKEY: Is Justin Peters the long-term answer in goal for the Carolina Hurricanes?

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier examines some of the weirdest injuries in NHL history.

THE HOCKEY GUYS: Connor Nielen on why it doesn’t matter how the Buffalo Sabres finish this season.

THE IRRATIONAL FAN: The music that ruins the game.