Jordin Tootoo of the Nashville Predators works the puck in against Jonathan Quick the Los Angeles Kings as Brian Boyle defends at the Sommet Center on March 28, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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