SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 29: Owen Nolan #11 of the Minnesota Wild stretches prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Xcel Energy Center on March 29, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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