COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 20: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stretches prior to the start of their game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 20, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets wore purple jerseys during warm ups that will later be auctioned off in part of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. (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