MONTREAL - APRIL 11: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his 1st period goal as Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens kneels in dejection during their NHL game at the Bell Centre April 11, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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