SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 16: Chris Mason #50 and Johnny Oduya #29 of the Atlanta Thrashers battle for position against Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on October 16, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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