TAMPA, FL - MARCH 5: Matt Smaby #32 of the Tampa Bay Lightning walks out to the ice for pre-game skate against the Montreal Canadiens at the St. Pete Times Forum on March 5, 2011 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