BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 18: Ville Leino #23 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 18, 2014 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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