DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Milan Hejduk #23 of the Colorado Avalanche take to the ice for warm ups against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Pepsi Center on January 24, 2013 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