ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 22: Jim Schmucke, of the Scottrade Center ice crew, puts the finishing touches on A Hockey Fights Cancer sign on the dasher boards before the NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks on October 22, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (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