SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 10: Mike Modano #9 of the Dallas Stars jokes around with his teammates prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on April 10, 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