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MICHAEL RUSSO RUMORS

Minnesota Wild Get Thomas Vanek, What’s Next?

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, The Wild still needs a physical defenseman to replace Clayton Stoner, who hit the mother lode today with a four-year deal worth, wait for it, $3.25 million annually. The wanted Willie Mitchell, but the Florida Panthers wooed the ex-Wild and two-time Cup champ with crazy money $4.25 million a year for two years. Then take into consideration...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russo: Clayton Stoner to Anaheim…soon…

Per the Star-Tribune's Michael Russo: BLOG: #mnwild defenseman Clayton Stoner reportedly signs four-year deal with Anaheim http://t.co/gcj6qOu7nH — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 1, 2014 Clayton Stoner:"I have always loved Minnesota. Everybody about Minnesota, from the people to the hockey to the way of life. I will miss .... — Michael Russo...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Free Agent Targets

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The draft is over, no player trades were made, so whether it’s Sunday or Monday, bet that Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo will try to get together in Minnesota with pending free agents Matt Niskanen and Thomas Vanek. While those have been the most well-publicized names surrounding Wild interest in advance of...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota WIld: Free Agency Pondering

#490969009 / gettyimages.comMichael Russo from the Startribune has some more free agent nuggets today. I love this time of year, this is where the big free agency moves happen. It will be interesting to see what the Wild do next week. I am excited about some of the names that are being thrown around. Michael Russo, Russo’s Rants – Fletcher did set up meetings in Philadelphia...
Via Goon's World
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek No Longer A Lock For The Minnesota Wild

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, You will hear this term a lot leading into free agency: There is a “price point” the Wild is willing to reach for certain players. Thomas Vanek is no longer a given. Four or five months ago, I think it was a given. But the bright future that many of the kids provide the Wild coupled with Vanek’s tough postseason with Montreal has...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild close to extending Yeo

#490159145 / gettyimages.comVery good news. According to Michael Russo of the Star and Tribune, the Wild are very close to resigning head coach Mike Yeo to multiyear contract extension. This past season, Mike Yeo lead the Minnesota Wild to a (43-27-12) record. Obviously, the Fire Mike Yeo crowd isn't going to be happy, but Yeo has the Wild going in the right direction. Michael...
Via Goon's World
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild enforcer Zenon Konopka runs a wine business, has a pet bunny (pic)

In a fascinating and in-depth profile of Minnesota Wild center Zenon Konopka, Star Tribune hockey writer Michael Russo reveals how the bruised-and-battered enforcer has flipped the script when it comes to not only so-called goons, but hockey players in general. Konopka, 32, isn’t a beer-swilling miscreant that many would expect him to be, given that […]The post Minnesota Wild...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

1-7-2013: Notre Dame vs Alabama (I want a tie, but it will be Bama in a blowout) Michael Russo on NHL & More!

Happy new year folks from everyone at SILVERMAN: On Sports! Fun show tonight previewing and talking about the BCS Championship Game in South Florida. As much I wanted a tie (I know, I know it isn’t possible) I knew that Notre Dame would be routed! Thanks to Bob Wieneke of the South Bend Tribune and Jeff Speegle of ABC in Birmingham for checking in with us from Sun Life Stadium...
Via SILVERMAN: On Sports
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Russo’s Sunday Insider: Fletcher weighs options

The Wild's GM feels like his young players form a strong group, but there's that pressure to make the playoffs.
Via Star Tribune
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild Chat with Michael Russo at noon

Join Michael Russo at noon Thursday for a Live Chat about the Wild, the NHL and all things pro hockey.
Via Star Tribune
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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