BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 26: Brad Boyes #22 and Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres get ready to take the ice to warm up for their game against the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center on December 26, 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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