Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Mike Yeo on upcoming Wild season

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild coaching, Wild off-season news Updated: August 31, 2012 - 8:24 AM

Thursday at the State Fair, Wild coach Mike Yeo was gracious enough to come down to the Star Tribune booth to talk to the fans about the upcoming Wild season.

Yeo talked about lines (Matt Cullen will start training camp on the left side of Mikael Granlund and Devin Setoguchi, Pierre-Marc Bouchard will skate with Kyle Brodziak and Cal Clutterbuck and the fourth line will start as Darroll Powe, Zenon Konopka and Torrey Mitchell), defense pairs (Ryan Suter will start with Jared Spurgeon, Marco Scandella will be with Tom Gilbert and Clayton Stoner will be with Justin Falk, Nate Prosser or Jonas Brodin), training camp, travel changes, the need to get tougher, how Matt Kassian fits on a team with Konopka, etc.

Part 1 of the interview is above. The other two links are below.

Part 2

Part 3

 

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