BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Andrej Sekera #4 of the Carolina Hurricanes jokes with his former teammates as he warms up to play the Buffalo Sabres in a preseason game at First Niagara Center on September 19, 2013 in Buffalo, United States. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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