WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up before the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 8, 2012 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