DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 1: Erik Cole #72 of the Dallas Stars tries to keep the puck away against Nick Schultz #15 of the Edmonton Oilers at the American Airlines Center on December 1, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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