LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Former Los Angeles Kings forward Bernie Nicholls, who is currently a consultant for the team, arrives prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at the Staples Center on January 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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