For better or worse 2013 will be always be defined by this picture:
And this gif:
There was a lot of good hockey memories erased by a 4-0 series sweep at the hand of the Boston Bruins. 2013 will always be about what should've been and what didn't happen. It will be about a regular season powerhouse getting beat in the playoffs again.
But the stories and images of 2013 are different. They were the stories we reacted to, moments in time that have nothing to do with anything now.
But you can't look ahead fully until you take one last peek over your shoulder and remember where you were.
2013 by the numbers, GIF's, and pics after the jump: