DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 11: Milan Hejduk #23 of the Colorado Avalanche talks to Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes prior to the game at the Pepsi Center on February 11, 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