NHL Blog Beat – December 3, 2013.

Alexander Steen’s scoring pace, 10 players letting their teams down in the shootout, Ondrej Pavelec’s performance, nine possible Olympians on the Avalanche and more.

Can Alexander Steen maintain his scoring pace?

Can Alexander Steen maintain his scoring pace?

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert is no fan of the NHL’s new TV deal with Rogers Communications, and also doubts St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen can maintain his current torrid scoring pace.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Sean Sarcu also doubts Steen can keep up his current scoring clip, while Eric McKelvie examines the reasons behind the Winnipeg Jets struggles.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Speaking of the Jets, has goaltender Ondrej Pavelec finally turned the corner?

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne lists ten surprising players who are letting their teams down in the shootout this season.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently reviewed the NHL weekend that was.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: Steve House has some thoughts on nine Colorado Avalanche players who could be playing in the Sochi Olympics.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: 12 notable stats for November 2013.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Scottie Upshall is your NHL fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”.