NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms-up prior to a game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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