CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 22: Fans walk through the snow towards the Pengrowth Saddledome for Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Calgary Flames and the Chicago Blackhawks on April 22, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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