SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 17: Joe Thornton #19 and Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks crash the net against Brad Stuart #23 and Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings at HP Pavilion on March 17, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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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