EDMONTON, CANADA - APRIL 4: Members of the Vancouver Canucks stand on the blue line for the National Anthem before the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on April 4, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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