ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 26: The Anaheim Ducks wait on the bench during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs the game on October 26, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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