SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 29: Goaltender Tim Thomas #34 of the Florida Panthers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the BB&T Center on December 29, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Jeffrey R. Sanzare/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