BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 27: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils heads for the tunnel leading to the dressing room before playing the Buffalo Sabres on January 27, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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