Ryan Suter D MIN Jan 29 '13
Mike Yeo is continuing to defend the perceived slow start of Ryan Suter.
"He's so demanding of himself and I've had to answer questions about it every day so I can imagine what he's feeling like," Yeo said. "The thing is, this guy played just about 30 minutes for us [Sunday against St. Louis]. He's doing so many good things in every game and we're asking so much of him. He's coming to a new team, new system. He's done so many good things and yet there's still talk about some of the bad things that have happened for him. A lot of them, most of them, almost all of them are out of his control. With a guy like that, let's be fair with our expectations. He's not here to score five goals a game. And it's not going to happen that a defenseman is on the ice and the other team is never going to score. That stuff is going to happen. What's important is that his game has been getting better every game. And what's important is what he adds to our team." For poolies, Suter has three assists and is minus-five in five games.