NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 8: Forward David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators warms up in front of fans prior to the Predators home season opener against the Colorado Avalanche on October 8, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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