CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 1: Chicago Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito does the ceremonial first puck drop during the Blackhawks, St Louis Blues game on April 1, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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