ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 17: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues is tripped by Mark Stuart #5 of the Winnipeg Jets as he chases down a loose puck at the Scottrade Center on March 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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