CALGARY, CANADA - MARCH 24: The Calgary Flames skates against David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues on March 24, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/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