LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks is checked by Sean O'Donnell #6 of the Los Angeles Kings in the first period at Staples Center on January 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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