ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 17: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks and Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues battle for the puck in the first period at Honda Center on October 17, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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