GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 31: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes gets ready to stop some warm up shots during pre game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 31, 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