SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 02: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks walks out to the ice for their game against the Detroit Red Wings in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 2, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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