BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 03: Referee Stephane Auger (L) lets Jayda Soules, 11, try on his offical's jersey with the help of linesman Michel Cormier (R) before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Columbus Blue Jackets at HSBC Arena on December 3, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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