You know Tom is a glass half-empty guy, and that's been his leanings even moreso than normal when it comes to the Lightning.
Last year the Bolts started off strong but it was "fool's gold" and Tom's been reminding us of that all year.
Now.... after Tampa Bay win sin Detroit which incidentally hasn't happened since the 90's... it's time to believe.
In fact it scored a mention in the "Three Things that Popped into My Head" of Tom's Monday column.
Head HERE for a recap of the victory in Detroit.