Petshark: Talking Stick
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“If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
That seems like good advice, doesn't it? Of course if you recognize that it's from a story about a descent into madness and all kinds of sad, you might need to rethink that assessment.
The Sharks have lost eight out of their last twelve games. Or you could say they have won three of their last five. One sounds better than the other, and the latter is more relevant since, even though one was a shootout, those games are more recent and probably better indicators of where the team is mentally than nine games ago. You could also say they lost to Calgary, which sounds pretty awful by itself, and since that was the very most recent game, you could argue that it is the most relevant.