BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 25: Mikhail Grigorenko #25 of the Buffalo Sabres takes to the ice for warmups before playing the Carolina Hurricanes on January 25, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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