2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings
ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Snow-covered seat cushions cover the upper seating areas during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (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