LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 8: Kings mascot Bailey and members of the Ice Girls next to Slapshot, a sailboat built by the Los Angeles Kings and D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center, prior to the game between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings on April 8, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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