"GMs, they're getting smart," Pirri said. "It's a no-risk move for them. For guys like us, we've got to be prepared and you've got to come into camp ready. It's an opportunity, and if guys aren't prepared, these tryouts are not going to be worth it and then there's no risk to the team. But if you go to the right situation, someone that believes in you and you perform, I think GMs are honest enough to give you that opportunity."
"We worked hard and we drew a lot of penalties," Pirri said. "When you get that many (man advantage) opportunities you have to cash in. It brings a lot of momentum even if you're not scoring but you're generating chances. So that's what we focus on every time and then from there you let the skill take over."