Hold your applause. Everyone calm down. Calm down.
The NHL Hope-O-Meter has returned. There is no more important sign that the season is close, other than reading way too far into training-camp line combos.
You’re probably pumped. You also may not be. We want to know, in a very short survey, how you’re leaning. This is the second consecutive season for our little experiment; the answers last fall were too good not to do it again.
It might be tough to just say “yes” or “no”; we get it, these things operate on a scale. But you have to pick one. Feel free to give context to why you chose one or the other, if you want.