DETROIT - JANUARY 17: John Madden #11 of the Chicago Blackhawks watches teammate Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 as he skates around the defense of Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 17, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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