Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the puck with Kim Johnsson of the Minnesota Wild in front of Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom on November 18, 2008 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/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