VANCOUVER, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks walks off the ice after a game-day skate before their NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena February 15, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kesler is returning to the Canucks lineup tonight after missing play because of multiple surgeries. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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