DETROIT, MI - APRIL 3: Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings hands fans a few pucks before an NHL game against the Minnesota Wild at Joe Louis Arena on April 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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