Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo credited Devin Setoguchi's physical play for his recent success but the sharpshooting winger disagrees and says confidence has been the key.
"I think 98 percent of the game is mental," he said. "In between the ears is the biggest thing. Playing the right way, believing in yourself, having confidence with the puck, that's the most important thing." Setoguchi was hit by a car in the summer of 2011, which prevented him from much of his offseason conditioning work before joining the Wild. Injuries limited him to 69 games last season. But he returned ready to go this fall after the lockout ended. And, after a slow start, has caught fire.