NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 10: Jonathon Blum #7 of the Nashville Predators and Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks watch a puck go wide of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne #35 at the Bridgestone Arena on February 10, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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