When I sat down to write, I fully intended to predict for the third consecutive season that the Avalanche would win the Stanley Cup.
That’s because I had half-jokingly, half-seriously promised myself I would keep doing it until I got it right.
I said the same thing in in October 2019.
And also in January 2021.
I didn’t make those predictions to pander to the pro-Avalanche constituency. Or to lead cheers.
Rather, I truly believed that they were capable of pulling it off.