Oates defends Wilson charge; on the Islanders’ badness; Cheveldayoff vs. critics (Puck Headlines)

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• This is, as the kids say, adorbs. [AP]

• Adam Oates on Tom Wilson's super-charged super charge: "I don't even think it's a penalty." Uh huh. Okay, cool. Wilson will have a phone hearing on Thursday. [CSN Washington]

• After doing it again Tuesday night, the New York Islanders have now blown a third-period lead a whopping nine times in 35 games. [Newsday]

• Who's to blame for the New York Islanders? Garth Snow . [CBS New York]

• Will we ever see George Parros in a hockey game again? And if so, why? [Toronto Sun]

• Great read here on why Sidney Crosby is so hard to knock off the puck. [The Hockey News]

• Remembering the time a bunch of Santas beat up a Rangers fan on Long Island. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• Jets' GM Kevin Cheveldayoff refuses to make a trade just to silence his critics. I agree, Kevin. Don't let us bully you. But there are other, more valid reasons to make a move, like improving your crummy team or something, I don't know. [Winnipeg Sun]

• How John Tortorella beat the Bruins by letting Zdeno Chara beat the Sedins. [PITB]

• The Carolina Hurricanes have a glut of goaltenders, but they can't afford to expose Justin Peters to waivers. [News Observer]

• The New Jersey Devils don't think a trade is necessary to improve their team. Just a KHL transfer. [Star-Ledger]

• That said, read how Jaromir Jagr is making Devils fans forget about Ilya Kovalchuk. [The Hockey Writers]

• Sean McIndoe has the transcript from Brian Burke's interviews for the vacant GM job in Calgary. [Down Goes Brown]

• This maaaaaaay have been a dive from Mike Smith. [SB Nation]

• Good news, everyone! NBCSN plans to air Team USA's hockey games live. It's brave and novel concept that we wholly endorse. [Awful Announcing]

• Morgan Rielly won't be released to the World Juniors. [National Post]

• Stu Hackell reviews the year in the NHL that was. [Sports on Earth]

• Finally, the Virden Oil Capitals 2013 Christmas music video may be this year's winner. [Buzzing the Net]

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