BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 10: Fans reach for a puck tossed into the stands as Mark Mancari #12 of the Buffalo Sabres skates before their game against the Dallas Stars on March 10, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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