ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 7: Joe Mullen a former St. Louis Blues player talks with Blues general manager Doug Armstrong during a reception before a ceremony to honor all players who have worn number seven before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 7, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website