VANCOUVER, CANADA - FEBRUARY 26: Jannik Hansen #36 of the Vancouver Canucks laughs after breaking his stick as he prepares for the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Rogers Arena February 26, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (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