COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 25: Troy Brouwer #22 of the Chicago Blackhawks high fives fans as he leaves the ice after pre game warmups prior to the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 25, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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