COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 18: Brad Richards #91 of the Dallas Stars is congratulated by his teammate Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the fist period on December 18, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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