DETROIT It's always weird to face a former team, even if you've done it before.
Red Wings defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo spent more than five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs before joining the St. Louis Blues for four seasons.
Now he's in Detroit, and the Wings' first opponent of the shortened season is the Blues.
"Its a lot to think about right now," Colaiacovo said. "Its going to be pretty emotional, the adrenalines going to be rushing pretty good. I had a great years there, have a lot of great memories. That city is hockey hungry right now. They tend to get some good crowds. Its a fun place to play."
Colaiacovo said his favorite memory from his time in St. Louis was clinching a playoff spot in the last home game of the season his first year there, in the 2008-09 season.
"We had an unbelievable run to make the playoffs and needed to win that last home game to get in," Colaiacovo recalled. "The crowd just blew the roof off....