GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Christopher Tanev #8 and Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks skate to the bench as Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates with teammates after a first period goal at Jobing.com Arena on January 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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