VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 24: Vancouver Canuck fans stand with a Toronto Maple Leafs fan outside General Motors Place prior to the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 24, 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