ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 1: Ryan Reaves #75 and goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild on April 1, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy King/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