CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 20: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets practices his stickhandling during the warmup before the game against the Calgary Flames on October 20, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/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