BOSTON, MA - APRIL 03: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is congratulated by teammates Jordan Staal #11 and Matt Cooke #24 after Crosby scored in the first period against the Boston Bruins on April 3, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/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