TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 17: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates during warmups prior to tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 17, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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