CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 03: Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Chicago Blackhawks tries to steal the puck from Tom Gilbert #77 of the Edmonton Oilers as Dean Arsene #8 of the Oilers waits on the side during the game on March 03, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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