WINNIPEG, CANADA - JANUARY 27: A Winnipeg Jets fan holds up a sign during the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action between the Jets and the New York Islanders at the MTS Centre on January 27, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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