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…