MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 25: Teamates Maxim Lapierre #40 and Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens warm up before the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 25, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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