GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 02: Goalie Jason LaBarbera #1 of the Phoenix Coyotes pauses for a drink during the pre-game skate before the start of their game against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on February 2, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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