GLENDALE -- Brendan Perlini is known for his powerful skating and accurate shot on the ice. Off the ice, he's known as a deep thinker. That was clear on "Exit Day" as Perlini discussed how the Coyotes would have to work hard to mimic what the Colorado Avalanche accomplished in 2017-18, and make the playoffs next season after not making it this season.
"You look at Colorado last year, they were last in the League," Perlini said. "I mean it's definitely a positive thing, but anything can happen. We can't just say 'Oh yeah, they were last and now they made playoffs.' We have to go do it. That's one of the main things I learned this year. Talk is cheap, and you have to go do it on the ice."