ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Nikita Filatov #28 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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