PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 18: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders reacts after scoring a first period goal against Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers on January 18, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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