CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 3: Ales Kotalik #26 of the Calgary Flames skates in the warmup before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes on February 3, 2010 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Terence Leung)
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