Michael Russo is the best Seinfeld character ever to obsessively cover hockey. He writes for The Athletic.
Ode to Sid and Doc
Lapanta and Russo discuss the legacy of the late Sid Hartman, the career of retired Doc Emrick and take your Twitter questions.
Name our show
Russo and Panther break down the Cam Talbot signing, answer Twitter ?’s, and help us name this show using hashtag #namethepodcast!
Russo and Lapanta break down and analyze Marco Rossi and dissect what felt like a dozen trades, signings and predict what’s to come.
pt 2 - Wild Twitter questions galore
Russo returns to answer scores of Minnesota Wild questions.
pt 1 - Welcome Elliotte Friedman
One of the NHL's great Insiders Elliotte Friedman joins to talk the art of breaking stories, the blessing/curse of social media, Dumba, Pietrangelo, Dubnyk & what 2020-21 could look like.
Russo/LaPanta dissect lots of Wild news
LaPanta and Russo talk a busy Wild week of news after the Johansson and Bjugstad acquisitions, trade of Staal, Brodin extension, Dumba trade rumors and Koivu's departure.
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Russo is really good but pod has some flaws.
Big Russo fan, he has great insight and his hockey knowledge is almost unparalleled among beat writers. His life antics are funny as well.
Souhan on the other hand, particularly as of late, spends more time trying to inject politics into the conversation than talking hockey. Most recently the target has been his perceived poor covid19 management by republican states, etc etc. but it’s always something. Then he’ll grandstand and arrogantly proclaim that he doesn’t understand why people get mad at him for politics because sports and politics are intertwined. Let me help you Jim- it’s not even that I disagree with all of your views, but I follow news and political podcasts for politics. When that becomes emotionally draining, I turn my attention to sports as an escape. It’s literally the purpose of sports. You are sports writers and run sports podcasts. Maybe its not that we don’t care, we just don’t care to hear it from you.
I think swapping Souhan out for a Ryan Carter or the like would be a big improvement.
Is Jim Souhan finally off of the show? Guy knows nothing about hockey and just interrupts Michael constantly just to let us know he covered the Vikings. He couldn’t pronounce a hockey players name right to save his life. Oh, and did his wife tell you that they spend their OWN money at twill? It seems like Lapanta is the co host with Michael now. Thank god!! They can actually have an intelligent conversation about hockey.
Omg it’s commercials with occaional hockey
I really want to hear about hockey (5 minutes of ads) ok here’s 4 minutes of bs (have I told you about these 4 minutes of ads) 4 minutes of wild news everyone already knows (3 minutes of ads) 4 minutes of hockey discussion (btw have I told you about these 4 minutes of ads?)
Russo knows the wild souhan is there, and you get literally 10 minutes out of the hour in hockey talk. 30 minutes of ads and 20 minutes of nothing. I’m going to cancel my athletic subscription and stop listening here you’re paying double for russos thoughts, your money and your time.