PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Brent Burns #8 of the Minnesota Wild tosses pucks on to the ice prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on September 29, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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