CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 30: Eric Nystrom #23 of the Calgary Flames shoots the puck in the warmup before the game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 30, 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