David Booth of the Florida Panthers controls the puck against Joe Corvo of the Carolina Hurricanes during the game at RBC Center December 18, 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/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