ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 7: Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens fights for the puck alongside the boards against Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks during the game on March 7, 2010 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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