SAINT PAUL, MN - JANUARY 27: Fans pet a bull from the World's Toughest Rodeo prior to the game between the Minnesota Wild and the Detroit Red Wings at the Xcel Energy Center on January 27, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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