BOSTON - OCTOBER 21: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators stretches during warm-ups against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 21, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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