The Senators have arrived in Sweden and host Daniel Alfredsson can't wait to show off his hometown to his team mates.
Alfredsson and the Sens arrived in Goteborg, all part of their preparation for Saturday's game with the Pittsburgh Penguins, though for Alfredsson the preparations go far beyond the first hockey game of the season to come on Saturday.
Being a hometown hockey hero is going to take a fair amount of what little spare time the Sens captain will have, with media requests, old friends to visit with and functions put on by his old hockey team the Frolunda Indians.
The first item on his busy agenda will be a honorary pillar in his name dedicated at the Goteborg Scandinavium, from there the Sens will play an exhibition game on Thursday against his old squad, all part of the tune up for Saturday's main event in Stockholm with the Penguins to open the season, followed up by a second match on Sunday.
The long distance bonding between the Sens and Goteborg will take place as the Captain plays a walking wikipedia, showing the them the sights of the city and introduces them to the cuisine and beverages available there we're sure.
One thing is certain, the captain is going to be a very happy fellow coming out of training camp, perhaps setting the tone for a successful season that leads Ottawa fans back to the Stanley Cup finals and another celebration at the end of the year for the Sens captain to take part in.