MONTREAL, CANADA - MARCH 15: Fans sign a petition asking for the NHL to change rules on 'headshots' prior to the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals at the Bell Centre on March 15, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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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