GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 06: Phoenix Coyotes Head Equipment Manager Tony Silva fixes the skate of Derek Morris #53 during the pre-game skate prior to facing the Detroit Red Wings at Jobing.com Arena on February 6, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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