ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 23: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks vies for puck possession near the sideboards with Ryan Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 23, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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