BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Ryder Kopacz, of Cheektowaga, NY, watches his father, Ted, warmup before the game against the Buffalo Sabres play the Vancouver Canucks at HSBC Arena on November 15, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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