I agree, best to be somewhat pessimistic about these things. That way, there's no disappointments. :)
I'm more inclined to think it will be as it states in the the article:
"The fine comet dust may not become visible as actual meteors streaking through the sky, but, as the video narrator says, it could possibly produce brilliant noctilucent clouds in the sky".
Or, nothing at all! Given the track record of comet-hype in the media. Hype is not necessarily a bad thing though.
My skies will likely be totally overcast, with an "arctic vortex" hovering over Hudsons Bay for weeks now, this is unlikely to change anytime soon.
Kevin Bozard, yes I did read about a possible shower from 209P/LINEAR on May 24 as well. Mark your calendars!