DENVER, CO - MARCH 10: Pucks are knocked off the wall to start warm ups before the start of a hockey game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on March 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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