SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 30: Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks battles for the puck with Matt Bradley #10 of the Washington Capitals during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on December 30, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/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