CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 17: Jay Bouwmeester #4 and Curtis Glencross #20 of the Calgary Flames skate by the bench during warmups before the game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 17, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/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