LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 5: Scott Nichol #12 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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