WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 27: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before an NHL hockey game between the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on January 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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