After the conversation and news from the NHL brass yesterday (see posts below), I'm assigned to yardwork, errands all morning.

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Hawks-Preds this afternoon. Man, are the Preds pesky. I thought the Hawks would wrap this up easier. Vancouver looks to have overrun the Kings, who will benenfit from the experience of this first dipping of the toes into the playoff waters...Ditto for Wings-Yotes...

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Today's Z-list of recommended tunes:

 

Backyard Blues, Oscar Peterson Quartet, Live “A Summer Night in Munich

Melinda, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Live Anthology

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Whatever Way the Wind Blows, Kelly Willis

Ghosts in the Hills, Adrian Legg, “Guitar Bones”

Come Home, Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam, “Peak Performances, Vol. 2”

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Could have some Rangers news later, depending on callbacks from a couple agents. Otherwise, I've got the night off. Driving south to Rego Park to catch up with my favorite aunt and uncle for an old-school Italian dinner at Joe Abbraciamento's.