NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks on during warm-ups before the game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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