ST. LOUIS, MO. - APRIL 21: Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks controls the puck against T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 21, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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