DETROIT - NOVEMBER 3: Doug Janik #37 of the Detroit Red Wings anticipates the face-off during his first game of the season as a Detroit Red Wing against the Boston Bruins during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 3, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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