DALLAS - JANUARY 31: Zbynek Michalek #4, Ed Jovanovski #55 and Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes get stretched out prior to face off against the Dallas Stars on January 31, 2010 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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