SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 04: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks battles for the puck against Jeremy Roenick #27 and Jonathan Cheechoo #14 of the San Jose Sharks during a NHL game on April 4, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose 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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