SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 14: Scott Nichol #21 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks defend against Byron Bitz #61 of the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on January 14, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/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