COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 01: Colin Wilson #33 of the Nashville Predators attempts to move the puck around Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena on December 1, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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