NHL Blog Beat – May 19, 2012.

The juggernaut that is the LA Kings, trying to quell lockout fears, five Flyers go under the knife, former Sabre Paul Cyr passes away, and more.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham on the juggernaut that is the Los Angeles Kings. Juggernaut seems an appropriate metaphor for the Kings’ march through the Western Conference playoffs.

GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker on the Kings and “the curse of Marty McSorley”.

SBNATION.COM: Travis Hughes sensibly quells fears of an NHL lockout, saying pretty much the same thing I did a few days ago, only briefer and more to the point.

Will Green return with the Capitals next season?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski believes Mike Green will return with the Capitals, but it won’t be on a long-term deal.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Five Flyers are going under the knife for injuries suffered during the playoffs. I feel sore just from reading it.

RAW CHARGE: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has some tough decisions to make about goalies this summer.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan on the value of Andrew MacDonald to the NY Islanders.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier reports former Buffalo Sabre Paul Cyr has passed away. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

DOWN GOES BROWN: The sticking points in the next CBA for the NHL and NHLPA. Well, kinda sorta…