TAMPA, FL - APRIL 6: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning shares a laugh with teammate Steve Downie #9 before the start of the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the St. Pete Times Forum on April 6, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad