ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 14: Head coach Davis Payne and assistant coach Brad Shaw of the St. Louis Blues looks on from the bench during warm-ups prior to playing against the Minnesota Wild at the Scottrade Center on January 14, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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