SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shoots for the score on Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of their game at HP Pavilion on October 8, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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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