COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 30: A Columbus Blue Jackets fan holds up a sign in support for Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets before a game against the Washington Capitals on January 30, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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