SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 31: Cody Almond #23 of the Minnesota Wild is greeted by fans as he makes his way onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Xcel Energy Center on March 31, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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