BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center on November 12, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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