NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 14: Jason LaBarbera #1 of the Phoenix Coyotes chats with Chris Mason #30 of the Nashville Predators in warmups during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on February 14, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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