NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 5: Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers skates against Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period at Madison Square Garden on February 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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