PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 19: Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals skates during warmups in his first NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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