NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 09: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up before playing against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 9, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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