Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/31/12

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 11: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks lines up in position prior to a defensive zone face-off against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on March 11, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Canucks 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Nothing and a lot at the same time…

It’s been over a month since the Canucks were ousted from the Stanley Cup Playoffs and so much has happened. Below is a list of the top articles from around the interwebs that speak or spoke to the events that have occurred over the month of May related to your Vancouver Canucks.

What are the NWSB Staff saying?

I can honestly say no other Canucks blog has given you better coverage and insight on our beloved team than NWSPORTSBEAT since said ousting and you can find anything and everything we’ve said right…

…HERE! What are the LOCAL guys & girls saying?

Alaska Highway News: CBC Set to Air Female Run Show That has Public Outraged – This has been one of my favourites all May long and as it says in the beginning, this one completely pushed any Canucks news out the window. By Katie Maximick

Canucks Hockey Blog: 5 Good Things about the Canucks Elimination - CHB takes a look at the bright side, which has actually become brighter since this was written but hey, glass half full right? By Clay Imoo

Canucks Corner: Off-Season Post-Mortem - A breakdown from @transcendwebs on the Canucks great but disappointing season. By Bruce Ng

The Birthing Whale says, "Game, set and match...get out and play."

Province Sports: Canucks Could have Eyes on Panthers’ Garrison – The White Rock native is a prime candidate for the Nucks’ blueline if Shea Weber fails to make the trip. By Ben Kuzma

Canucks Hockey Blog: Highlights from the Mike Gillis Presser – GM MG held a season’s end presser and answered some tough questions from the media. CHB sums it up here. By Matt Lee

Province Sports: Hadwin on Links with Canucks – Canadian Golfer Adam Hadwin signed a long term sponsorship deal with his hometown Canucks. By Gord McIntyre

Smug Nation: What Am I Going to do With my Time? Part 3 – The season is long gone folks. Get outside for some bump, set and spike. By Aidan

Pass it to Bulis: David Booth ~ Bear Hunter - This story was a doozy. Can David Booth be trusted going forward? Did he cross any lines?  By Harrison Mooney

Province Sports: Malhotra Aims to get his Game Back – After a poor season following a gruesome eye injury, the former nominee to be nominated for the Selke along with Kesler wants to re-up his game. By Ben Kuzma

Nucks Misconduct: Player Autopsy ~ David Booth – Will the hunter become the hunted come the actual summer trade season? By Sean Zandberg

Pass it to Bulis: Alex Burrows Scores at WHC - Burrows was selected to Team Canada for the first time in his career and he didn’t disappoint. – By Daniel Wagner

Smug Nation: Wondering what was Wrong with Ryan Kesler – With shoulder surgery complete, can we definitively say that’s what hampered the former Selke winner down the stretch? By TylerDRowe

Pass it to Bulis: Kirk McLean’s Career Up for Auction – Most recently a goaltending coach in Colorado and a Ring of Honour member in Vancouver, where does the man who made “The Save” go from here? By Harrison Mooney

Rob the Hockey Guy: Vigneault gets Another Chance – The man who led this team to the SCF just one year ago has been given another chance. Will he prove the nay-sayers wrong? By Rob

Nucks Misconduct: Canucks Sign Alex Friesen – Another centerman for the roster perhaps, Friesen will have to earn a spot at training camp or the OHL Standout will find himself in Chicago with the Wolves. By Yankee Canuck

Rob the Hockey Guy: UFA of the Day ~ Ryan Suter – Will the young defensive stud end up in Detroit with Lidstrom on the way out this summer or next? Could he end up in blue and green? By Rob

Province Sports: Canucks’ Pahlsson Looking at Swedish Elite League – The man becomes a UFA July 1 and if he doesn’t receive any interest from North American teams, it’s home sweet home he plans to go. By Jim Jamieson

Vancouver Sun: Markus Naslund Swede Talking Pahlsson Back to Sweden – Could the NHL vet be headed back home to possibly play for MODO under the coaching of friend and Canucks legend Markus Naslund? By Sun Staff

What are the NATIONAL guys saying?

The National Post: Kesler out 6 Months – Ryan Kesler had successful shoulder surgery and says he won’t rush back this time. By Canadian Press

The Flying Plate of Spaghetti says, "Take it off, it's summer time."

The Globe and Mail: Sabres Sign Sulzer – Shipped out by the Canucks at the trade deadline, Alex Sulzer out-performed even Cody Hodgson and earned himself a shiny new contract. By Associated Press

The National Post: Kesler’s Agent Fires Back at Vigneault – Coach VEE had some choice words for Kesler’s performance this season immediately after AV himself had re-upped his contract with the Canucks for another two years. By Jim Jamieson

The Globe and Mail: Yzerman Hints Tampa NOT in Hunt for Luongo – Where will the Stanley Cup Finalist end up? New Jersey? Tampa? Toronto? By James Mirtle

The National Post: Scott Mellanby hired by Canadiens – The former Canucks executive had made his way to Montreal and hopes to help in the rebuild. By Bill Beacon

The Globe and Mail: HNIC’s Days may be Numbered – Is Hockey Night in Canada on life support? By Bruce Dowbiggin

The Morning Java will be posted regularly Wednesday and Saturday mornings…

…WOAH WOAH WOAH HOLD UP…This is the summer so we’ll be doing one every month and it will be big like the one you just read through. We hope you enjoyed.

 Check us out all summer long to find some of the best local and national Canucks material on the web!


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