LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 2: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings high-fives fans as he exits the ice before a game against the Nashville Predators at STAPLES Center on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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