OTTAWA - OCTOBER 31: Zambonis resurface the ice after warmups prior to an NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Atlanta Thrashers at Scotiabank Place on October 31, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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