DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 24: Goaltender Tyler Weiman #30 of the Colorado Avalanche walks to the ice before a preseason game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on September 24, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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