DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 28: Members of the Calgary Flames warm up by passing a soccer ball prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on February 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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