VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 24: Vancouver Canuck fans stand with a Toronto Maple Leafs fan outside General Motors Place prior to the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 24, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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