DENVER, CO - MARCH 10: Pucks are knocked off the wall to start warm ups before the start of a hockey game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on March 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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