PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 03: Claude Giroux #28 and Zac Rinaldo #36 of the Philadelphia Flyers share a laugh during warmups prior to their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 3, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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