COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 30: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets high fives fans on his way out to the ice for the warm-up prior to the start of the game against the the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 30, 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