Devin Setoguchi explains what went wrong during his time with the Flames


"First off, I have to say thanks to Calgary anyway. They gave me a chance. I told them going into camp that I was straight, I was going to stay sober for the year and not drink. That lasted all of a couple weeks. There’s a lot of things that went on there that were all me and my problems. I didn’t really take advantage of an opportunity with a team like Calgary. That was tough for me because I had a lot of expectations. I had a good summer of training but not quite as good as I have had this summer. I just went in there and had a crappy attitude. It was the coach’s fault, and then it was the guys’ I was playing with fault. Once I got sent down, it was everybody else’s fault. It was never my fault, and that’s when things turned bad. There was a lot of things in my head that I just needed to clear up; personal problems."

Devin Setoguchi, via Sportsnet 590, as transcribed by Maple Leafs Hot Stove. The quote in question is about seven minutes into the interview.

The good news for Seto is he's recognized his problems. Hopefully, he'll be able to find the spot in Toronto he couldn't hold in Calgary.