TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 20: Joffrey Lupul #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs scores a first period goal on Mathieu Garon #32 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during NHL game action March 20, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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