CHICAGO, IL- JANUARY 08: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches toward fans while walking out to the ice prior to the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 8, 2012 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