TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 28: Ryan Murphy of the Carolina Hurricanes, Ryan Murray of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Scott Laughton of the Philadelphia Flyers meet with the media at the 2012 NHLPA rookie showcase at the MasterCard Centre on August 28, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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