BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 06: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning heads towards the ice between teammates Vincent Lecavalier #4 and Steve Downie #9 for their game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 6, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers