DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 2: Detroit Red Wing fans take photos out side of Joe Louis Arena before an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek//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