ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 8: St. Louis Blues Hall of Famer Al Macinnis (L) watches as his statue is unveiled before the home opener against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 8, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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