COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 13: A fan takes takes a look at the Olympic jersey and gold medal of Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets that was on display prior to the start of the game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the St. Louis Blues on March 13, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on March 13, 2010 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