CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 10: Chicago Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull walks down the red carpet at the Blackhawks home opener against the Colorado Avalanche on October 10, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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