BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: Zdeno Chara #33 and alumni legend Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins at the ceremonial puck drop with Brian Gionta #21 of the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on March 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI 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