NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 23: Hal Gill #75 of the Nashville Predators warms up against the Calgary Flames for his 1100th career game during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on April 23, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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