COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks for an outlet to pass to in the first period as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers gives chase on February 10, 2013 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