DALLAS, TX- NOVEMBER 25: Michael Ryder #73 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the American Airlines Center on November 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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