TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 18: The Tampa Bay Lightning team store offers shoppers pink gear in support of Hockey Fights Caner night before the start of the Lightning's game against of the Dallas Stars at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 18, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/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