So after a dispiriting but predictable loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, the Thrashers have a chance to prolong their lives with a win over the Leafs tonight. Will they win? If they do win, will they continue to win, and thereby perhaps make the playoffs? If they make the playoffs, will they finally win a playoff game, or will they die playoff-win virgins?
More importantly, what angle does your Chronicle take here? World-weary and cynical, or full of generous hope? We do not know.