DENVER - OCTOBER 23: Eric Hutchison performs for cancer patients as part of the Colorado Avalanches Hockey Fights Cancer before the start of the game between the Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes at the Pepsi Center on October 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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