VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 11: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators throws a football to warm up before his game against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors at General Motors Place on January 11, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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