NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: Members of the San Jose Sharks step onto the the ice for warm-ups prior to a game against the New York Rangers on October 19, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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