LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: A fan holds a puck while watching warmups between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Los Angeles Kings prior to the game on October 25, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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