TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Ryan Malone #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning give a high five to teammate Zenon Konopka before the start of the game against the New York Rangers at the St. Pete Times Forum on November 27, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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