ST PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers is pursued by Chuck Kobasew #12 of the Minnesota Wild in the first period at Xcel Energy Center on September 25, 2010 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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