COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 3: Alexandre Picard #21 of the Columbus Blue Jackets attempts to block the clearing attempt by Francois Beauchemin #22 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period on December 3, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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