WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 11: Andrew Ladd #16 and Jim Slater #19 of the Winnipeg Jets and Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars stretch on the ice as they take part in the pre-game warm up prior to puck drop at the MTS Centre on October 11, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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