TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 9: Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers shoots during warm up prior to game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs December 9, 2010 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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