BOSTON - FEBRUARY 2: Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins skates after the puck against Tom Poti #3 of the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on February 2, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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