VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 29: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up for the NHL games against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena October 29, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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