Joe Elliott of Def Leppard hoists the Stanley Cup after Kyle Quincy and Darren McCarty of Detroit Red Wings passed it off to him during NHL Face-Off Rocks at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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