ST. LOUIS - MARCH 16: St. Louis Blues fans receive a green t-shirt n honor of St. Patrick's Day before the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche on March 16, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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