COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 28: Shawn Hunwick #31 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stretches prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Red Wings on March 28, 2012 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Hunwick was signed to a one day amateur try-out contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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