RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 25: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers battles for a puck along the boards with Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on April 25, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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