PITTSBURGH - MARCH 31: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal with the bench during NHL action against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 31, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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