NHL Olympic Blog Beat – February 14, 2014.

Hockey worst contracts, Frans Nielsen’s fracture hand, analysis of the Leafs and Avalanche at the Olympic break, and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

Where does David Clarkson's contract rate among the NHL's worst?

Where does David Clarkson’s contract rate among the NHL’s worst?

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe with a comprehensive list of the NHL’s worst contracts. Some could surprise you.

UNDISCLOSED INJURY: Eric Morris examines Frans Nielsen’s fractured hand.

VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Michael Langlois wonders what plans Leafs GM Dave Nonis has in store for his club post-Olympics.

THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert on where the Avalanche are at the Olympic break

IN LOU WE TRUST: Jerry Tierney looks at Adam Larsson, the forgotten man on the Devils blueline.

SUNBELT HOCKEY JOURNAL: Andrew Luistro believes Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty is running out of time to prove himself an impact forward.

HOCKEY-GRAPHS: Why NHL stats and scouting must work together.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Eric Daoust on fantasy cap league strategy during the Olympic break.