BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 23: Craig Rivet #52 and Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres complete their warmups before playing the Florida Panthers at HSBC Arena on December 23, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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