DETROIT - DECEMBER 23: Brett Lebda #22 of the Detroit Red Wings and teammate Todd Bertuzzi #44 talk with Team Masseur Sergei Tchekmarev as he works on some equipment before warm-ups prior to a NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Joe Louis Arena on December 23, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (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