RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 21: Ryan Murphy #7 of the Carolina Hurricanes practices prior to an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets on February 21, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes recalled Murphy from the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) on an emergency basis. The 19-year-old defenseman will make his NHL debut tonight. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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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