Columbus Blue Jackets v Detroit Red Wings - Game Two
DETROIT - APRIL 18: Goalie Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets gets ready to start Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs while the home Detroit Red Wing fans wave their towels on April 18, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Dave Reginek/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