NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Starting goaltenders Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils stretch during warmups prior to the game at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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