ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 23: Scott Schram, of the Scottrade Center ice crew, fills the zamboni with water before resurfacing the ice prior to the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild on October 23, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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