EDMONTON, CANADA - DECEMBER 7: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes laughs with Nikolai Khabibulin #35 of the Edmonton Oilers during warm-up before a game at Rexall Place on December 7, 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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