NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Michael Del Zotto #4 and Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers stretch during warm-ups prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on January 26, 2013 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