GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Mark Recchi #28 of the Boston Bruins and Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretch before the game on October 17, 2009 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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