ST PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 7: Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild skates away as Clayton Stoner #4 checks Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of the game on February 7, 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