VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 17: Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues reaches out to check Rick Rypien #37 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on April 17, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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