DALLAS - OCTOBER 16: Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars engages in a little pre-game chatter with Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins on October 16, 2009 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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