GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 02: Goalie Jason LaBarbera #1 of the Phoenix Coyotes pauses for a drink during the pre-game skate before the start of their game against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on February 2, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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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