PITTSBURGH - FEBRUARY 1: Forwards Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres crash into the boards as they chase down a loose puck in the first period on February 1, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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