LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers skates during warm-up prior to the NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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