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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 • 137 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.

    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
    Wild shutout on home ice in game one of the playoffs vs St. Louis Blues

    Wild shutout on home ice in game one of the playoffs vs St. Louis Blues

    Michael Russo discusses the Minnesota Wild's disappointing start to the playoffs, dropping a 4-0 decision to the St. Louis Blues on Minnesota home ice. Russo dives deep into the performance by the Wild who struggled on special teams and in net and to light the lamp. Mike also offers his opinion as to what the Wild need to do in game two to pull even with the Blues.
    Russo welcomes St. Louis Blues writer Jeremy Rutherford to a special live room segment of SFTS taking Wild and Blues fans calls on the series. 

    This segment was recorded before the start of game one on the afternoon of Monday, May 2nd. 
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Hockey will always be in Scott Mellanby's blood

    Hockey will always be in Scott Mellanby's blood

    Longtime NHL player and executive Scott Mellanby joins SFTS to talk about the upcoming Wild-St. Louis playoff series, Kaprizov vs. Tarasenko, leaving the Montreal Canadiens as assistant GM earlier this season, his Florida Panthers "rat trick" and the recent loss of his father, longtime Hockey Night in Canada executive producer Ralph Mellanby, who also produced the 1980 Miracle on Ice telecast.
    Plus Russo provides an update on the Wild who have a 12 game point streak at home, and are setting team records everywhere you look. The Wild, who are on a 19-2-4 run are rolling without the likes of Marcus Foligno, Jordan Greenway and Matt Dumba are looking ahead to the St. Louis Blues series which prompts Russo to discusses the ridiculous playoff format in the NHL,
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

TaylorBrett ,

I love pure Russo content!!!

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

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Podcast

Love Russo and all the work he does on a daily basis

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Tim army

Wow that is a coach with pure passion.

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