BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 02: Jacob Kraft, 5-years-old, smiles as he looks at a team mascot Sabretooth toy ride in a train set in the lobby of First Niagara Center before the Buffalo Sabres play the Detroit Red Wings on December 2, 2011 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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