COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 3: Young hockey fans look for names on the Calder Memorial Trophy on display before the Columbus Blue Jackets home opener against the Minnesota Wild on October 3, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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