The winner of the "perhaps" derby, it seems, was "perhaps I spoke too soon."
For the record, this still isn't over.
Best of luck to Guy Boucher and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yes, I said it. Sue me if I'm not willing to torch the man for pulling a bit of a fast one on two leagues and 4+ teams' fans. Everything in the last post is no less true if/when this comes with an official presser.