ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Jason Blake #33 of the Anaheim Ducks passes the puck during warm-up prior to their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Honda Center on February 8, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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