NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 29: Goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators wears a Hockey Fights Cancer sticker on his helmet prior to a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 29, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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