DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 24: Author and TSN reporter Rob Simpson signs copies of his new book 'The Winged Wheel' in the concourse of Joe Louis Arena before a NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings on February 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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