COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9: Adrian Aucoin #33 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets take the ice for warm ups before taking on the Detroit Red Wings on March 9, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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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