Michael Russo

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

Recent content from Michael Russo

Wild unlikely to reach high for a goalie in draft

Plan A is status quo — provided Wild threesome stays healthy.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 04:01 PM

Fletcher working the phones but says no Wild deal is imminent

Success has made team an attractive destination, which the GM said will help in courting talent.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 12:54 AM

Prankster Lapointe is no joke in assessing talent for Wild

Team’s chief amateur scout has a Hall of Fame pedigree.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 09:58 AM

Wild contacts agents for some big names

Matt Niskanen, Thomas Vanek and Paul Stastny are among the targets.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 10:45 PM

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

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