COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 2: Derek Dorsett #15 of the Columbus Blue Jackets greets fans as he takes the ice for pre-game warm ups before playing against the Detroit Red Wings on February 2, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (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