PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates during warmups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins on March 17, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh wore special green jerseys in honor of St. Patricks Day. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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