DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 18: Young fans of the Colorado Avalanche react to an exiting player prior to the game against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center on February 18, 2013 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