WASHINGTON - MARCH 10: Eric Staal #12 and Ray Whitney #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes warm up before the game against the Washington Capitals on March 10, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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