April 25, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) takes a moment to visit with a young fan after game seven of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden. The Washington Capitals won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-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.

Leave it to Leaf fans to defend Phil Kessel after the brawl. These unwritten rules in sports are stupid. (The Farm Club)

It’s fantasy hockey time! Here’s a look at the projected leaders in each category. (The Hockey Writers)

Looks like Timmy Thomas is going to be the newest Panther. I almost feel bad for him. Almost. (The Score)

So much for Stefan Elliott sticking with the Avs. (Mile High Hockey)

David Clarkson figured it was probably (totally) pointless to appeal his 10-game ban for jumping off the bench to fight. “Sometimes I act with heart, not head.” He grunted for several minutes after. (Pro Hockey Talk)

As a collector, it makes my skin crawl that there are guys out there with interest in a Georges Vezina funeral mass card. C’mon, guys. (eBay)

The last of the Leafs has signed: Cody Franson gets a one-year, $2M deal. (Twitter)

I’m no Milan Lucic fan but I’m kinda interested to see if the rumor about him playing Seabass’ (Cam Neely) son in the Dumb and Dumber sequel is true. (Jim Carrey Online)

And finally, friendship at its best. (Reddit)

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