TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Steve Yzerman shakes hand with Phil Esposito,right during a break in the radio show with Gary Bettman before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings at the St. Pete Times Forum on February 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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