VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 30: A Vancouver Canucks fan is surrounded by towels as is sits in his seat prior to the start of Game One of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks at General Motors Place on April 30, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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