TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators takes a shot against goaltender Riku Helenius #35 and Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on September 19, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/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