COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 18: Brad Richards #91 of the Dallas Stars is congratulated by his teammate Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the fist period on December 18, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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