Head Coach Scott Gordon and Assistant Coach Dan Lacroix of the New York Islanders direct traffic from the bench against the Dallas Stars on October 23, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Dallas wins 5-3. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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