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 meets with Niskanen, is expected to be active in free agency

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher has identified his biggest need this offseason above all else as a scoring forward.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 09:45 AM

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

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