PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 31: Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets backhands a shot that is saved by goalie Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on January 31, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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