Arizona, this will be for you.
First and foremost, I owe you all Coyotes fans a big "Thank you." You stuck with us through some tough times. I came here in 2017, when we matched a dubious NHL record by losing our first 11 games. I knew then that the road ahead was going to be difficult.
I have faced no greater adversity in my NHL career than what I faced at the start of my time, here. That makes this playoff opportunity that much sweeter. We did it together.
Every year, every game, every home game, I feel the atmosphere at Gila River Arena growing a bit stronger. Thank you for that support, the continued, invaluable support. You deserve some meaningful hockey. If it weren't for COVID-19, I'd give every single one of you a big hug.
Now, let's talk playoffs!