NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 17: Yann Dani #35 of the New Jersey Devils stretches before playing a hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Prudential Center on October 17, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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