BOSTON - OCTOBER 29: Blades, mascot of the Boston Bruins, poses at the Samuel Adams Bru Fest before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the TD Garden on October 29, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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