NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 7: Radek Bonk #14 of the Nashville Predators skates against Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the Sommet Center on April 7, 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