ST. LOUIS - APRIL 9: Keith Tkachuk #7 of the St. Louis Blues laces up his skates before a game against the Anaheim Ducks on April 9, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Tkachuk is retiring after this season and tonight is his last home game. (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