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

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

Four keys for the Wild's 2014-15 season

After skating into the second round of the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history last spring, the Wild is looking to enlist in the Western Conference’s elite this season.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Brodziak braces for looming free agency

Kyle Brodziak enters the last year of his contract as a $3 million fourth-line forward on the Wild. This is a pivotal year in his career, but he also knows he’ll have to endure the trade rumors that often come with pending free agents.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 06:45 AM

Wild's Cooke ready for Colorado to bring the heat

Veteran winger is prepared for whatever vengeance Colorado may seek for his hit on Tyson Barrie.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 06:43 AM

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