NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 28: Patric Hornqvist #27, Shea Weber #6, and Ryan Suter #20 of the Nashville Predators laugh outside the locker room prior to a game against the Florida Panthers on November 28, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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