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Michael Russo and Anthony LaPanta talk Minnesota Wild and the rest of the NHL

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Michael Russo and Anthony LaPanta talk Minnesota Wild and the rest of the NHL

    Russo's playing hurt

    Russo's playing hurt

    Russo and LaPanta discuss how to replace Soucy/Suter, talk Kaprizov, Jack Eichel, a possible Foligno Bros. union, free agency, and Russo's pending surgery.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Digesting Parise-Suter news

    Digesting Parise-Suter news

    Why the Wild bought out Parise, Suter, the expansion and cap repercussions, where will they sign, and who do the Wild sign.

    • 23 min
    One LaPanta falls in a pond

    One LaPanta falls in a pond

    Panther and Russo discuss expansion scenarios, buyouts, trades, the Tampa Bay Lightning's latest Cup championship, and how to get into the sports biz.

    -recorded 7/13/2021, Update on its way

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ek Yeah!

    Ek Yeah!

    Russo and LaPanta break down Joel Eriksson Ek's new 8-year deal, the Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala negotiations, expansion, and the Cup Final.

    • 57 min
    Louuuuuu!

    Louuuuuu!

    Lou Nanne invites Russo to his gorgeous cabin on Balsam Lake for storytime, what it was like GMing back in the day, Dino Ciccarelli, plus they talk Stanley Cup Final and #mnwild offseason (i.e. how'd he handle Kaprizov talks).

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ode to TK

    Ode to TK

    Russo and LaPanta pay tribute to late Tom Kurvers and talk #mnwild offseason, Kaprizov negotiations, center trades, and Stanley Cup playoffs.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

the trird ,

Sam Iii

Big Russo fan too, we’re lucky to have him as your best writer

LamerdeB52 ,

LaPanta is Good Russo Is Not

As huge Wild fan I can’t consume enough content about the team. I always question why I listen to Russo so much though. On the shows he’s too negative and often just talks about the same topics every week. He’s also just too into name dropping...we get it you’re around a lot of people in hockey. I want to hear insight into how they are playing not just how much you hate Victor Rask for the 50th time. Also I find that he only reads questions from a few select listeners.

Anthony on the other hand is great. He offers a solid point of view and often speaks more from a hockey mindset.

I say if you’re a fan of the Wild listen to the show, but just realize you might need to fast forward a bit.

NickasaurusRexx ,

Great podcast that will annoy you at in some ways

Big Russo fan, he has great insight and his hockey knowledge is almost unparalleled among beat writers. His life antics are funny as well.

LaPanta has been an awesome addition to the show. Major upgrade from Souhan and far more inside hockey perspective.

Covid specific gripes:

My knock right now is that 75% of every episode has been covid related and I don’t think the disdain for the NHL’s handling of covid is fair. There’s a lot of complaining about NHL handling of covid vs. nfl. One problem: they’re literally incomparable. Starting with the simple fact the nfl has ONE GAME per week not to mention far larger rosters/flexibility, I really just think it’s nonsense to compare.

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