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The Athletic's Michael Russo shares his thoughts in the form of an audio diary and talks to some of the most interesting players, coaches, scouts, and executives in the game, while on the road with the Minnesota Wild.

Straight From The Source with Michael Russo: A show about the Minnesota Wild The Athletic

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    • 4.6 • 142 Ratings

The Athletic's Michael Russo shares his thoughts in the form of an audio diary and talks to some of the most interesting players, coaches, scouts, and executives in the game, while on the road with the Minnesota Wild.

    On the road with Joe Smith

    On the road with Joe Smith

    Joe Smith, The Athletic's Tampa Bay Lightning writer, joins SFTS to talk about covering two Cup winners and a potential third, Jon Cooper, Julien BriseBois, how the Lightning got Brayden Point (sorry, #mnwild fans), Ondrej Palat, his incredible process of how he writes so many quality stories, how he got into the biz and tips for young sportswriters.
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    • 40 min
    Who is "they?" Bill Guerin on the work to be done this off-season

    Who is "they?" Bill Guerin on the work to be done this off-season

    Bill Guerin rejoins SFTS on the heels of his big KFAN interview last week where he almost forecasted a Kevin Fiala trade and lost his cool on "they" who don't know "crap." Plus, Guerin on Fiala, Dumba, Rossi, Fleury/Talbot, special teams, coaching, the disappointing postseason and the busy offseason ahead, plus Billy G answers tons of Twitter questions.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Wild eliminated in the first round again

    Wild eliminated in the first round again

    Michael Russo answers your comments and questions in a live room SFTS on the season ending disappointment of another first round loss for the Minnesota Wild and what Billy Guerin's plans on for another important off-season. 
    This show originally aired on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 as part of an Athletic Live Room
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Future of Sports Pt. 2

    Future of Sports Pt. 2

    In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league.
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    • 20 min
    Future of Sports Pt. 1

    Future of Sports Pt. 1

    In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital.
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    • 23 min
    Minnesota Wild on the brink of elimination, Tim Army on Wild prospects playing in Iowa

    Minnesota Wild on the brink of elimination, Tim Army on Wild prospects playing in Iowa

    Russo updates the Minnesota Wild's disappointing game 5 loss to St. Louis, the teams inability to take advantage of home ice and Marc-Andre Fleury's struggles in the net. Plus Dean Evason's reluctance to make any changes to the line combo's or lineup changes.

    Iowa Wild coach Tim Army joins SFTS in the 2nd segment to talk about prospects Marco Rossi, Adam Beckman, Calen Addison, Connor Dewar, Alex Khovanov, other prospects, the leadership of Cody McLeod and the hectic life as an AHL coach ("I love it").
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

TaylorBrett ,

I love pure Russo content!!!

I love hearing Russo talk unfiltered about the Wild. Much better than the LaPanta podcast he does.

Jonnyhanz ,

Egomaniacs talking hockey

Title pretty much speaks for itself on this one

MinnesotaMik ,

Clearly you are the “they”…

Billy doesn’t sound too up beat about it either. Hopefully you take his advice.

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