CHICAGO, IL - MAY 02: Nick Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild tries to get off a shot at Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks as Jonathan Toews #19 applies pressure in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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