MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 03: Scott Gomez #91, Brian Gionta #21 and Georges Laraque #17 of the Montreal Canadiens laugh together during the warm up before the NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 3, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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