ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 19: Fans wait for the gates to open for the season opener between the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche on January 19, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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