PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 28: Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on during warmups before the start of a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Wells Fargo Center on March. 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /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