Chris Drury of the New York Rangers pursues the puck in front of Matthew Carle of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the NHL Premiere Prague game at the O2 Arena on October 4, 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic.
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