CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild and Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Chicago Blackhawks fight for the puck on October 26, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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