BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Marc-Andre Gragnani, Brayden McNabb, and TJ Brennan of the Buffalo Sabres get ready to play the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center on November 26, 2011 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