VANCOUVER, BC - APRIL 1: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers (left) watches teammate Marc Staal #18 play soccer before their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena April 1, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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