ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 7: Joe Mullen a former St. Louis Blues player talks with Blues general manager Doug Armstrong during a reception before a ceremony to honor all players who have worn number seven before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 7, 2011 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