NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 29: Goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators wears a Hockey Fights Cancer sticker on his helmet prior to a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 29, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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