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Hockey Christmas cards; Briere a healthy scratch; Chiarelli not trading Marchand (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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• This 1973 Quebec Nordiques' Christmas card is all sorts of fantastic. There are others. [The Hockey News]

• As Tom Wilson went through his hearing with the Department of Player Safety, his head coach, Adam Oates, was still defending his hit on Brayden Schenn. [CSN Washington]

• Schenn could play Thursday night against Columbus and said he doesn't remember a thing about the Wilson hit. Yet, he did not undergo the baseline test for a concussion. [Philly Inquirer]

• Cam Cole on the NHL's dangerous hits problem: "A solution, if there is to be one, has to come from the players, and coaches. Yes, even the untouchable ones behind the bench, who load the weapons and point them and then blame the bullets for the damage." [Vancouver Sun]

• Injury updates for the Red Wings: Henrik Zetterberg is expected back on Dec. 28 and Stephen Weiss is contemplating groin surgery, which really would put a dent in his 24/7 screen time. [MLive]

Danny Briere will be a healthy scratch for the Canadiens Thursday night against the Blues. [Gazette]

• Despite all the recent issues surrounding Brad Marchand, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said he has no intention of trading him. Hey, remember when Darryl Sutter said the same thing about Dion Phaneuf? [Boston Globe]

• The Rangers would like to unload Michael Del Zotto if they could. That sound you heard is Glen Sather burning the tape of Brandon Sutter's goal Wednesday night. [TSN]

• Paul Bissonnette to Sean Fitz-Gerald on the future of fighting in the NHL: “Do I think that they’re eventually going to take fighting out of the game? Maybe, or maybe not. I think it will end up going down to, if you fight once, you’re out of the game. And if it comes to that, there’s really no point in having a guy in the lineup that’s just going to fight once and be out.” [National Post]

• The Blue Jackets are the only NHL team without a captain, and that's the right move for the organization at the moment. [Columbus Dispatch]

• Examining Taylor Hall after 200 NHL games. [Oilers Nation]

• The Orlando Solar Bears are holding a jersey design contest for the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game and the three finalists have been revealed. [Icethetics]

• Flyers prospect Scott Laughton will captain Team Canada at the World Junior Championships later this month. [Buzzing the Net]

• Score effects, the San Jose Sharks and you! [Fear the Fin]

• Who might be a future bargain in your salary cap fantasy hockey league? [Dobber Hockey]

• The 13 most painful NHL moments in 2013. [SI]

• How did Kings prospect Nicolas Deslaurier get the nickname "Larry the Left Wing"? [Kings]

• Have you ever wondered what Gunnar Stahl is up to these days? Wonder no more with this Scott Whyte interview. [The Hockey Writers]

• Finally, via Reddit, this little goalie celebrates the first save, but totally forgets about the rebound:

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