PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 07: Mike Knuble #9 of the Philadelphia Flyers passes the puck while being checked by Tomas Fleischmann #14 of the Florida Panthers Lightning on February 7, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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