NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 10 Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricans is grabbed in a headlock by Adam Larsson #5 of the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game at the Prudential Center on October 10, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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