NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Derek Stepan #57 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck while Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils defends during a preseason game at Madison Square Garden on September 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/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