GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 06: Phoenix Coyotes Head Equipment Manager Tony Silva fixes the skate of Derek Morris #53 during the pre-game skate prior to facing the Detroit Red Wings at Jobing.com Arena on February 6, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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