Do not talk to Alex Steen; Caps extend Chimera; on scoring droughts (Puck Headlines)

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• I don't remember Pavel Datsyuk being a human spider, but thinking about it, it does make a ton of sense. Guess I need to pay more attention. [Dmitry Chesnokov]

• Do not talk to Alex Steen about all the goals he's scoring. HE DOES NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. Ken Hitchcock: "Alex hates talking about this. I mean, he HATES it." [STL Today]

• Just a few days after being named the NHL's third star of the week, Jason Chimera has signed an extension with the Washington Capitals. Two years, $4 million. [Capitals]

• Evander Kane missed Wednesday's Jets game. There was nothing wrong with him. "I felt healthy enough to play. My definition of a healthy scratch is a healthy player not playing. That was my interpretation." [Ken Wiebe]

• What happened to Claude Giroux, and when did it happen? [Flyers Nation]

• Speaking of Giroux, it's worth noting that scoring droughts happen to everyone. Take a look at the best goal-scorers in hockey and how long they've gone without a goal in their careers. [SB Nation]

• Are these the pads Henrik Lundqvist will be wearing for the Rangers' stadium games? [SNY Rangers]

• The problem with Steven Stamkos's incredible goal-scoring ability is that it masks what a complete player he's become. Knock it off, Stamkos. Let people see the real you.[Tampa Bay Times]

• USHL player Dylan Chanter, who suffered a seizure after a fight, returns to the lineup this weekend. He might fight again: ""I don't know how soon. If it happens, it happens. I'm not going to go out there looking for a fight. … (But) if the opportunity presents itself and tempers flare, it will happen." [USA Today]

• The Toronto Maple Leafs have loaded up their top line. JVR, Kessel, and Lupul should be fun to watch. [The Globe & Mail]

• You know who was pretty good and who won basically everything and who is incredibly deserving of his Hockey Hall of Fame induction? Scott Niedermayer. [ESPN]

• Brett Hull on why Brendan Shanahan belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame. [NHL]

• Sean McIndoe remembers Don Cherry's greatest prediction, when he said Toronto's Rob Ford would be the greatest mayor ever (you left-wing kooks). In a way, he was so, so right. [Grantland]

• A good way to deal with the Avalanche's questionable even-strength corsi is to compare them to the Flames. Then you'll feel a lot better about things. [Delicious Icing]

• On Jay McClement, the Maple Leafs' behind-the-scenes guy. [Maple Leafs Central]

• Looking to put some mustard on your mustard? Try Dupuis Dijon, as in Pascal Dupuis. [PHT]

• Wherein Joe Thornton gets triple-teamed. [Fear the Fin]

• Taylor Fedun has scored a goal in each of his first two NHL games. What a story this guy is. [Oilers Nation]

• After allowing a goal on the first shot of the game five times this season, the Canucks go above and beyond, surrendering a goal before the first shot. What an insane, fluky play Joe Thornton's goal was:

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