BOSTON - APRIL 4: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers skates during warm-up against the Boston Bruins at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 4, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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