BOSTON - OCTOBER 29: Blades, mascot of the Boston Bruins, poses at the Samuel Adams Bru Fest before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the TD Garden on October 29, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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