UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 10: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders lunges for the puck behind Ian White #18 of the Detroit Red Wings at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 10, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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