DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 7: Fans walk into the arena for the NHL season opener between the Ottawa Senators and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 7, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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