DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Detroit Red Wings grabs his purple taped stick in honor of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at Joe Louis Arena on October 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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