DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 20: Adam Cracknell #79 of the St. Louis Blues and Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings face off during an NHL game on January 20, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena 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