COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 22: Tim Erixon #20 of the Columbus Blue Jackets blocks a pass from Curtis Glencross #20 of the Calgary Flames during the first period on March 22, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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