DALLAS, TX - APRIL 27: Richard Bachman #31 of the Dallas Stars knocks down a shot from Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings at the American Airlines Center on April 27, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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