DENVER, CO - JANUARY 26: Adam Foote #52 of the Colorado Avalanche stretches on the boards while talking with a girls' hockey team watching the pre-game skate against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Pepsi Center on January 26, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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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