NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings stretches in warmups prior to the game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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