DETROIT - JANUARY 14: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes gets into position as teammate Andrew Alberts #41 ties up Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings as he takes a shot during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2010 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