PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of Consol Energy Center before the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game on September 25, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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