WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 28: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals warm up before the game against the Boston Bruins at Verizon Center on September 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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