WASHINGTON DC, DC - MARCH 08: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is stopped on a first period scoring chance by Marty Turco #35 of the Dallas Stars on March 8, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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