VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 18: Mike Burnstein, head athletic trainer of the Vancouver Canucks, is surrounded by his staff before working his 1,500th NHL game at Rogers Arena March 18, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks played the Minnesota Wild. (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