VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 26: Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks knocks down Steve Staios #24 of the Edmonton Oilers with a hit along the side boards during the first period of NHL action on December 26, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kim Stallknecht/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