ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks and Andrew Ebbett #48 of the Anaheim Ducks battle for the puck in the first period during the preseason game at the Honda Center on September 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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