Stanley Cup Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings - Game 2
DETROIT - MAY 31: Fans wait to enter Joe Louis Arena before Game Two of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings on May 31, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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