DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Stephen Weiss #90 of the Detroit Red Wings leaves the ice after pregame warm-ups before a NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena on October 15, 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