NHL Blog Beat – Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

The Jeff Carter clause, the latest on Alexander Ovechkin, Jake Gardiner and Shane Doan, end of an era for the Kings, and more.

Could Steven Stamkos become the NHL's first $14 million-per-season player?

Could Steven Stamkos become the NHL’s first $14 million-per-season player?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski believes we’re not far away from the NHL’s first $14 million per season player, while Harrison Mooney introduces us to what he calls “The Jeff Carter clause” in the new CBA.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on Jake Gardiner and old-school coaches adjusting to young players, while Jo Innes explains why it was unhealthy for NHL players back in the day to play against Ken “The Rat” Linesman.

JAPERS RINK: Kevin Klein wonders if Adam Oates is handcuffing Alexander Ovechkin on the Capitals first line.

THE TWO-LINE PASS: is no fan of Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Rick Roos looks at several NHL stars who are under 30, but have already peaked.

ICETHETICS: The Los Angeles Kings have officially retired the color purple from their color scheme. Boooooooo!

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Brian Stubits presents the Top 10 Hockey GIFs of all time.