LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 3: Hockey sticks of the Los Angeles Kings stand in the locker room before the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 3, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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