DALLAS, TX - APRIL 21: Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the American Airlines Center on April 21, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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