RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 23: The John Deere Olympia cleans the ice prior to an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Columbus Blue Jackets at PNC Arena on December 23, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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