SAINT PAUL, MN - JANUARY 29: Assistant Equipment Manager Matt Benz helps Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild adjust his skates prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 29, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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