ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 29: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes talks with Chris Mason #50 of the St. Louis Blues before a game on October 29, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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