ST. LOUIS - APRIL 9: Keith Tkachuk #7 of the St. Louis Blues laces up his skates before a game against the Anaheim Ducks on April 9, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Tkachuk is retiring after this season and tonight is his last home game. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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