DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Detroit Red Wings grabs his purple taped stick in honor of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at Joe Louis Arena on October 26, 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