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NHL goes Lenny Kravitz’s way to replace Green Day

Democratic National Convention: Day Three

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: Recording artist Lenny Kravitz performs during the evening session on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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The NHL is probably disappointed that Green Day backed out of “the World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions,” yet Lenny Kravitz is a solid replacement.

(It was really tempting to drop a joke like “Dreadlocks replace punk rock,” but Kravitz ruined that joke with a hair cut a solid decade or so ago. Not a team player.)

Credit the league for offering a full refund for the Sept. 23 event for those who can’t stomach the change from Green Day to Lenny Kravitz.

Whatever you might say about Kravitz’s current place in the pop culture consciousness, he gets a pass here for this: