BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Nikolai Kulemin #41 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates during warm ups before the game against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 25, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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