TORONTO - OCTOBER 10: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots during warmup before taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on October 10, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . (Photo by Abelimages/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