VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: Workers build the rink for the 2014 Heritage Classic Game on February 25, 2014 at B.C. Place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks square off in this year's annual classic. (Photo by Kevin Light/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