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 is front and center as NHL draft and free agency collide

Even with the amount of youngsters the Wild must re-sign this summer and next, GM Chuck Fletcher still feels there’s...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:30 AM

Honesty vs. subterfuge will play out in Wild's draft

The team's top pick just might be the “best player available.’’

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 12:04 PM

Wild, Avs will renew rivalry quickly

Minnesota and Colorado, who battled in a seven-game playoff series this spring, will play a home-and-home series to open the season.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 07:02 AM

Wild owner Leipold likes the nerve of GM Fletcher

Chuck Fletcher’s bold dealings have struck the right chord with Wild fans and management.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Wild has no need to chase players

The GM is deciding which free agents to re-sign but a stable full of young talent gives the team stability.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 09:52 AM

Gaborik's journey lands in Stanley Cup Final

Ex-Wild star Marian Gaborik took a bumpy route but is thriving in L.A. with the Kings as the Stanley Cup Finals begin Wednesday.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Wild coach Yeo agrees to multiyear contract extension

Wild forward Zach Parise called the coach’s contract extension “very well-deserved.”

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Yeo close to a multiyear contract extension with Wild

Mike Yeo, the NHL’s youngest coach, is 104-82-26 (. 552) in the regular season and coached the Wild past the first round for only the second time in franchise history this spring.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Wild GM Fletcher looking ahead

Re-signing coach Mike Yeo, solving the goalie issue and figuring out free agency are the Wild GM’s priorities.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Wild's Coyle downplays injuries

Charlie Coyle separated one shoulder in Game 4 against Colorado, the other on the first shift in Game 3 against Chicago. The Wild second-year power forward missed no playoff games because of the injuries.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 01:18 AM

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