WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 skates past Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals while warming up before the start of the Capitals game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center on March 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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