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

After lopsided loss, Parise says Wild 'so easy to play against'

The scene inside the Wild locker room after a 26-minute player-only meeting included skates angrily being slammed into equipment bags and more words like “embarrassing.”

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 06:39 AM

Wild notes: Crosby sticks up for Yeo

Penguins star Sidney Crosby recalled tough times when Wild coach Mike Yeo was an assistant to first Michel Therrien, then Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 12:10 AM

Sept. 18: Q&A with Wild coach Mike Yeo

A stacked conference, big expectations and an unsettled goalie situation greet Wild coach Mike Yeo as training camp begins.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 09:34 PM

Wild at midseason: Free fall shows it's not 2014 anymore

Mike Yeo confessed before the season that, although he believed the Wild was a Stanley Cup contender, he was “scared to death” of missing the playoffs.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 09:41 AM

Wild's latest feeble effort results in fifth consecutive loss

The 21,809 fans and the NBC Sports Network audience witnessed what Wild fans have seen for a while. The Wild is lost and stuck in mud.

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 10:30 AM

Parise says 'it's tough to be away from family' right now

CHICAGO – Standing in the corridor of the visiting NBA locker room inside United Center before the Wild’s game against...

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 06:44 AM

NHL standout, hockey mentor J.P. Parise dies at 73

J.P. Parise, a star player for the old North Stars, and a longtime coach and administrator in Minnesota, died Wednesday night after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He was 73.

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 02:49 PM

NHL Insider: Waiting to add a goalie might be Wild's best move

Why rush things now when there may be better, more sensible goalies available in two (trade deadline) or five months (draft or free agency)?

Updated: January 10, 2015, - 07:31 PM

Wild GM Fletcher: 'We're good enough to turn this around'

GM Chuck Fletcher still believes in his team, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t working the phones.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 01:48 PM

Wild's strong effort at home isn't rewarded against Chicago

A day after Mike Yeo’s blowup at practice, the Wild lost at home to the Blackhawks 4-2 in a game Chicago coach Joel Quenneville felt his team "dodged a bullet."

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 09:35 AM

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