UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 04: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders walks out onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 4, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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