NHL Blog Beat – Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

History of eye injuries in the NHL, the biggest NHL dirtbags of all time, the pros and cons of Alain Vigneault, the most overrated players, the best NHL gifs of the half-season and more.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier on the history of NHL eye injuries over the past forty years, and the NHLPA’s reluctance to allow the league to introduce a mandatory visor rule.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney on the delicate situation facing the Calgary Flames over the trade status of Jarome Iginla.

Will the NHL return to Quebec City?

Will the NHL return to Quebec City?

RAW CHARGE: Cassie McClellan on how the NHL would go about expansion if they were run like a successful company.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe lists the biggest NHL dirtbags (of all time).

CANUCKS ARMY: Thomas Drance examines the pros and cons of Alain Vigneault as the Canucks head coach.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: The panel lists the top ten over-rated NHL players.

HOCKEY BUZZ: Eric Engels on the Montreal Canadiens surprising success at the halfway point of the season.

THE DARK BLUE JACKET: Is the Blue Jackets current winning streak a sign of things to come, or just a bit of luck?

THE HOCKEY GUYS: Christian Roatis ranks the five best and worst trades in Calgary Flames history.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan wonders why the Islanders struggle in back-to-back games this season.

BACKHAND SHELF: Scott Lewis with the best NHL .gifs of the first half of this season.