Like so many Americans, Ryan Kesler's reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden was one of great satisfaction.

"Proud to be an American!!," Kesler tweeted early Monday. "Justice is finally served!"

Many hours later, following the Vancouver Canucks' mid-afternoon practice at Bridgestone Arena, Kesler expanded on his feelings.

"As an American, yeah, it's obviously great news," Kesler said. "It's unfortunate it took so long and so many people died. Finally, there is some justice."

There were lots of "hell, yeahs" being shouted at Nashville's many honky tonk bars late Sunday and early Monday as news spread of bin Laden's demise at the hands of a U.S. military operation.