DENVER - NOVEMBER 4: Milan Hejduk #23 of the Colorado Avalanche talks with Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes during warm ups at the Pepsi Center on November 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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