TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gets ready for pre-game warm-ups prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on February 6, 2014 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