TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 09: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning talks with Bobby 'The Chief' Taylor during warmups against the Atlanta Thrashers at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 9, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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