John Tortorellea, coaching his first game with the New York Rangers, talks with defenseman Marc Staal during a break in the action in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre February 25, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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