CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 10: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings and Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase after the puck on April 10, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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