WASHINGTON - JANUARY 05: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Verizon Center on January 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. Ovechkin was named captain of the Capitals today. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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