DENVER - FEBRUARY 08: Brandon Yip #59 of the Colorado Avalanche skates prior to the game against the St. Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on February 08, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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