PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 02: Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins jokes with Maxime Talbot #25 during the 2008-2009 Stanley Cup Champion banner raising ceremony prior to the game against the New York Rangers on October 2, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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