DETROIT - NOVEMBER 18: Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars checks Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings as teammate Pavel Datsyuk #13 skates up behind during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 18, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. Dallas defeated Detroit 3-1. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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