PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 25: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks catches a puck with the tip of his glove during warmups prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 25, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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