ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 23: Nik Antropov #80 of the Atlanta Thrashers carries the puck during the preseason game against the Nashville Predators at Philips Arena on September 23, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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