NEW YORK - APRIL 09: David Sloane #40 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in warmups prior to playing in his first NHL game against the New York Rangers on April 9, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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