WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 20: Alexander Burmistrov #8 of the Winnipeg Jets takes part in the pregame warm up as he passes Jets fan with a sign showing off her Christmas wish prior to facing the New York Islanders at the MTS Centre on December 20, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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