MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Fans of the Montreal Canadiens and of the Toronto Maple Leafs prepare to greet their team before the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 22, 2011 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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