Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five
VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 9: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches around Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks chasing the puck during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on May 9, 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