EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 10: Shawn Horcoff #10 of the Edmonton Oilers is checked by Hal Gill #75 and Scott Gomez #91 of the Montreal Canadiens on October 10, 2009 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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