DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 27: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a blocker save during a NHL pre-season game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on September 27, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Tom Turrill/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