April 15 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Stefan Elliott (46) takes a slap shot during the second period of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Roundup: Your Morning Links

Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL.  The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.

Seems like every year, the Avs have a few guys who could be “under the radar” types to contribute on the defensive end. Hope this year is different. (Dobber Hockey)

Whitey Bulger, famed mobster, apparently wants to keep the Stanley Cup ring given to him. (Puck Daddy)

A little late to the party but a few “Did you know?” items about the Gretzky trade. Fact: that bag of money did its job. (Down Goes Brown)

In a sad bit of news, 16-year-old Jordan Boyd of the QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan collapsed on the ice and died yesterday.  (QMJHL)

Islanders fans can take comfort in knowing that their star, John Tavares, isn’t resting on his laurels. (CBS New York)

A few thoughts on the Stadium Series that doesn’t include the phrase “stop with the outdoor games, already.” (Rink Royalty)

Wayne Who? (The Farm Club)

10 hockey apps, most of which may already be on my phone, that will improve your hockey life. (Cups n Pucks)

And lastly, try to unsee this. Just try. (Reddit)

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