GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes and Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Edmonton Oilers talk to each other during pregame at Jobing.com Arena on October 26, 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