COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 14: Fedor Tyutin #51 of the Columbus Blue Jackets tapes his stick during pregame warm ups before taking on the Chicago Blackhawks on March 14, 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