LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings prepares to take the ice to warm up prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on September 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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