DETROIT -- The Ottawa Senators are going with the "just another game" approach, even though no one really believes them.
Sure, they've already seen their former captain of 14 seasons on television wearing the uniform of the Detroit Red Wings, but they haven't seen Daniel Alfredsson wearing the winged wheel in person yet. That will change Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena (7:30 p.m. ET, TSN) in the much-anticipated first game for Alfredsson facing the team he helped lead for 17 seasons.
"It’s weird for us to see him in a Red Wings sweater and I’m sure it’s still a little weird for him too," Jason Spezza, who replaced Alfredsson as Ottawa captain, said after the team's morning skate. "It’ll be different. It will probably be harder for him than it will be for us. We’re kind of used to playing against guys we’ve played with for a long time, so once the game starts it won’t be any different."