COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 04: Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a save in front of teammate Mike Blunden #12 and Jamie McGinn #64 of the San Jose Sharks on November 4, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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