RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 11: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes, who was named to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year, warms up prior to a game against the Calgary Flames on January 11, 2011 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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