NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 9: Matthew Lombardi #15 of the Nashville Predators greets fans as he walks the red carpet before opening night against the Anaheim Ducks on October 9, 2010 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.
— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators