NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 8: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators eyes a shot from Predators Patrick Eaves #17 in warm-ups prior to a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena on March 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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