I am a rather pessimistic person when it comes to sports.
I try very hard not to be — whenever I see something positive, I latch onto it, using it as something to get excited about. Sometimes, I’ll even psyche myself into things I don’t actually believe, such as with my first round prediction for the Dallas Stars. It may seem silly, but sports are entertainment, and being miserable and about it is no way to have fun.
But I’ve tried to be very candid with my feelings when writing about this series against the Calgary Flames.