WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 20: Alexander Burmistrov #8 of the Winnipeg Jets takes part in the pregame warm up as he passes Jets fan with a sign showing off her Christmas wish prior to facing the New York Islanders at the MTS Centre on December 20, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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