EDMONTON, CANADA - NOVEMBER 18: Members of the Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche stand for the national anthems before a game at Rexall Place on November 18, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Oilers beat the Avalanche 6-4. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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