NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 6: Ryan Suter #20 along with Patric Hornqvist #27, Alexander Sulzer #52, Martin Erat #10, Marcel Goc #9 and Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators are recognized for their Olympic bid prior to a game against the San Jose Sharks on February 6, 2010 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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