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 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

Six years later, Parrish is on Wild payroll no more

Every now and then, Mark Parrish will be sitting around with his Wild fanatic buddies when the topic circles to...

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Wild draws Colorado in the first round of NHL playoffs

It’s a recurring phenomenon. They’ve opened the playoffs three times in the past 11 years.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 07:37 AM

Wild fails to hit the 100-point mark

After the Wild’s 3-1 lead over the Nashville Predators evaporated in a snap, the team checked out dramatically and failed to hit the 100-point mark for the second time in franchise history during a 7-3 blowout loss.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 07:37 AM

NHL Insider: Selecting the regular-season award winners

The end of the regular season is upon us yet again One look at how the season awards might shake out.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 08:55 AM

Yeo and his principles don't wilt

A slump put Mike Yeo and his staff on the hot seat, but he kept his players, and the season, on course.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 07:58 AM

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