DENVER, CO - APRIL 19: Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche collects the puck as Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild and Charlie Coyle #3 of the Minnesota Wild pressure the goal and Nick Holden #2 and Jan Hejda #8 of the Colorado Avalanche help defend in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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