DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 3: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings streatches before an NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis Arena on November 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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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