BOSTON - DECEMBER 14: The Philadelphia Flyers wear the Winter Classic stocking hats during warm-ups against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on December 14, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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