NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 12: Patric Hornqvist #2, Shea Weber #6 and Ryan Ellis #4 of the Nashville Predators prepare to take the ice against the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena on January 12, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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