BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 22: Broadcaster Rob Ray (L) and assistant coach James Patrick (R) of the Buffalo Sabres wear special ties for Hockey Fights Cancer Night for the game against the Ottawa Senators at HSBC Arena on October 22, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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