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 notes: Yeo wants Granlund, Brodin to protect themselves better

DENVER – In Thursday’s Game 1, the Colorado Avalanche tried to set a physical tone, especially against the Wild’s more...

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Wild's approach after Game 1 loss: 'Deal with it and move on'

After its stunning collapse in Game 1, the Wild focused on moving forward. Game 2 is tonight in Denver.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 10:53 AM

Wild-Avs playoff notes: Roy stands by aggressive strategy

Down by one goal, most coaches would wait until a minute or so remained before pulling the goalie. Not Patrick Roy.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Wild suffers mile-high meltdown in OT loss

The Wild coughed up a two-goal, third-period lead and lost the opener in overtime against the Avalanche.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 09:14 AM

Wild notes: Giguere fondly remembers dominance of 2003 playoffs

Jean-Sebastien Giguere won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, but said the best stretch of his career came during the 2003 Western Conference finals against the Wild.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 01:09 AM

Wild pins playoff hopes on Bryzgalov

Labeled eccentric and divisive in the past, Ilya Bryzgalov has been rock-solid for the Wild leading up to the playoffs.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 04:20 PM

Wild notes: Suter will get extra attention from Avs

Ryan Suter, who played more minutes than any NHLer the past two seasons, will be a marked man this playoff series

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 07:28 AM

Colorado-Wild playoff matchup offers contrast in styles

When first round of the playoffs open between the Avalanche and Wild, it will be a battle of the West’s third-best offense vs. fourth-best defense.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 08:21 AM

Wild notes: Veilleux, McLeod will renew their comical 2008 rivalry

When you think about funny Stephane Veilleux moments with the Wild, two come to mind.One is when the Wild winger...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 06:53 AM

A year later, Pominville gives Wild an added playoff weapon

Jason Pominville, all but out during the 2013 playoffs, is heating up at just the right time.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 04:05 PM

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