RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 27: Eric Staal #12 (C) of the Carolina Hurricanes skates through teammates during their pregame warmup prior to a NHL game against the Washington Capitals on October 27, 2010 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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