2009 was the most disappointing of all the losses and the one I remember the most. I wouldn't say it was as embarrassing as those other losses, though.
After Crosby snubbing Lidstrom, my #2 painful memory from that game 7 are two awful plays by Brad Stuart - turnover to a goal, penalty to a goal. We were out coached the entire series with Pitt being more adaptable, but it really was ours to win or lose. Had Stuart not played like a ditz in that game, we might have our second 2 cup streak. You will not convince me - Stuart should have committed seppuku after that one.
Teams like Washington, St. Louis and San Jose have a lot of demons to overcome in their franchise history. That's tough to do. Teams like Chicago and LA who have championship pedigrees are always tough to put away.
Actually, it looks like everyone is tough to put away except for the team Kenny assembled.
But you're forgetting, they took the eventual Stanley Cup champions and Finalists to seven games in 2013 and 2015, so there's no need to change anything.