WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battles for the puck against Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on April 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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