SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 16: Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning allows a goal by Steve Bernier #26 (not pictured) of the Florida Panthers on October 16, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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