Michael Russo

Reporter | Wild, NHL
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Michael Russo has covered the NHL since 1995 and the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005.

Recent content from Michael Russo

Wild sharp in season-opening games

In each win against the lethal offensive attack that can be the defending Central Division champs, the Wild provided plenty of reasons to be optimistic about this season.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 11:34 PM

Wild posts second straight shutout over Avs to open season

The Wild didn’t back down to the season’s first gut check, got rock-solid goaltending from Darcy Kuemper and skated to a season-opening sweep of Colorado.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Wild players feel at home in Denver

Denver's Pepsi Center seems like the Wild’s second rink.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 12:13 AM

NHL Insider: There are no patsies in the Western Conference

The NHL Western Conference is beyond stacked.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 06:32 PM

Wild notes: Being better on the road is critical

If the Wild wants to take the next step this season, it would behoove the team to earn home-ice advantage in the playoffs.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 08:35 AM

Wild's Kuemper learning to win the 'easy' ones

Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper knows he can’t be a spectator.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 12:22 AM

Wild opens new season in style with shutout win over Avs

The Wild season opener exceeded expectations with a 48-shot barrage against Colorado in a 5-0 victory.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 06:19 AM

Wild notes: Early schedule 'makes no sense'

Zach Parise looked at the Wild schedule a few weeks ago, was reminded that it played two games in the season’s first nine days and said, “It makes no sense.”

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 12:49 AM

Kid-Friendly: Wild counting on ascending youngsters

Five young players who stood out in the playoffs are key to the Wild’s success this season.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 08:21 AM

Wild notes: Kuemper to start opener

Darcy Kuemper will make his first career opening-night start Thursday when the Wild plays host to the Avs.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 12:23 AM

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