EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 29: Taylor Hall #4 and Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers warm up prior to a game against the San Jose Sharks on January 29, 2014 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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