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

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

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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.

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.

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United States

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The Athletic

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

On the road with Joe Smith

6/9/2022
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:11

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

5/23/2022
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:32

Wild eliminated in the first round again

5/18/2022
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:06

Future of Sports Pt. 2

5/15/2022
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:11

Future of Sports Pt. 1

5/14/2022
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:28

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

5/11/2022
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...

Duration:01:06:37

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

5/3/2022
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...

Duration:01:33:02

Hockey will always be in Scott Mellanby's blood

4/25/2022
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...

Duration:00:38:50

Tim Peel: From hot mic to 2 hours on the mic on his life as an NHL referee

4/18/2022
In an epic Straight From the Source and over a cigar and some drinks, former NHL referee Tim Peel joins Russo to talk all things officiating: His hot mic moment, cancel culture, social media and the support he received after, Plus, Tim touches on the picture he took with Greg Wyshynski, scoring vs. Roberto Luongo, makeup calls, embellishments, tiffs with players and coaches and the treatment of young officials by parents. Enjoy Plus Russo touches on Ryan Hartman's fine for 'saluting' Evander...

Duration:02:16:24

Mike Guentzel on scouting for Arizona, University of Minnesota's hockey program and raising his all-star son Jake

4/11/2022
Arizona Coyotes scout, former longtime University of Minnesota associate coach and Jake Guentzel's dad, Mike, joins SFTS to talk about what sets his superstar son apart, what scouting life is like compared to coaching, reflects on his playing and coaching career with the Gophers and discusses the great D he coached, like Nate Prosser. Plus, Russo provides his weekly update on the Wild, stick taps Kirill Kaprizov who sets the Minnesota Wild single season scoring record, the Wild's come from...

Duration:00:51:55

Minnesota Wild Director of Team Operations & Player Relations Andrew Heydt

4/4/2022
Minnesota Wild director of team operations Andrew Heydt returns to SFTS to talk about what happens after the Wild trade for or trade a player and opens the curtains to the Winter Classic, Mikko Koivu No. 9 retirement, planning for the playoffs and the schedule reshuffling due to the pandemic. Plus Russo provides and update on the red hot WIld, including Kirill Kaprizov's assault on the Wild's single season points record, how Marc-Andre Fleury and Nicolas Deslauriers are fitting in with their...

Duration:01:10:26

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and Sportsnet Insider Elliotte Friedman

3/29/2022
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and Sportsnet Insider Elliotte Friedman, co-host of 32 Thoughts, joins Russo on SFTS to talk about their careers, how they got to this point, they offer advice and, of course, discuss the news from the NHL GM Meetings in Palm Beach, Florida. Plus Michael Russo updates the exciting times the Wild have experienced since the trade deadline concluded ahead of the Wild's home game v s the Flyers tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:19:51

Nicolas Deslauriers fuelled by Minnesotas Wild fans energy

3/23/2022
New Wild bruiser Nicolas Deslauriers joins SFTS to talk about his mighty first impression on the Wild, the hard life of being a tough guy, transitioning from D to forward, his tattoos, his family, how tight knit and hard to play against the Wild are and, of course, Moose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:33

Chris Stewart and Pierre-Marc Bouchard on Mikko Koivu night in Minnesota

3/14/2022
Chris Stewart and Pierre-Marc Bouchard, two of the two-dozen former Wild teammates that came in for Sunday's Mikko Koivu No. 9 retirement night, are this week's SFTS guests. Stewart talks about Minnesota Hockey Camps, the Stewie Sprint, a summer beef that led to an NHL fight with Zenon Konopka, the maturation of Matt Dumba, Hockey Diversity Alliance and much more, while Bouchard talks 2003 conference final run, why he wore 96, how concussions derailed his career, the funny friendship he has...

Duration:01:08:11

Mikko Koivu's number nine, the first jersey retired in the history of the Minnesota Wild

3/9/2022
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Duration:01:13:44

Jared Spurgeon Minnesota Wild's all time games played for a defensman. John Torchetti on his life in hockey

3/3/2022
Former Wild coach and current Flyers assistant coach John Torchetti returns to SFTS for a fun pod on returning to coaching, reuniting with Chuck Fletcher and Mike Yeo, winning a Cup with the Hawks in Philly, old Russo stories, Iron Mike stories, Wild minor-leaguer Alex Khovanov and the recent loss of his best friend, his father. Plus, Jared Spurgeon is set to break Nick Schultz's Wild Defense games played record in front of Schultz, Chuck Fletcher, Mike Yeo and many others who made an impact...

Duration:01:00:36

Pierre Lebrun on life as an NHL insider, Minnesota Wild trade targets and NHL Trade speculation

2/24/2022
The great Pierre Lebrun, The Athletic and TSN hockey insider joins Russo on Straight From the Source to look back on his career in journalism and hockey. Pierre shares some great stories about learning the ropes from his time with Canadian Press to becoming one of hockey's most trusted voices. Plus, Pierre discusses Minnesota Wild trade targets and NHL trade deadline rumours, with the deadline less than a month away. A always, Russo provides an update on the Minnesota Wild, including the...

Duration:01:25:49

Former Wild Andrew Brunette flourishing behind the bench with the Florida Panthers

2/17/2022
Andrew Brunette, the Florida Panthers coach and a former Wild forward joins SFTS on the eve of his return to Minnesota, to talk about his Stanley Cup favorite Florida Panthers, taking over behind the bench for Joel Quenneville and a possible Wild-Panthers final. Plus Bruno talks Sergei Zholtok, Jacques Lemaire, Darby Hendrickson, scoring the final goal on. Hall of Famer Patrick Roy and Andrew tells about the time Jeff Odgers ran over his car twice while he was in there. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:54:32

Marcus Foligno suspension pending as Russo answers your questions in another SFTS Q&A

2/9/2022
Russo returns with a new Straight From the Source, answering your questions on possible centers for the Wild to acquire before the trade deadline, what prospects Billy Guerin might be willing to part with and what it will take to re-sign pending RFA's Kevin Fiala and Kaapo Kähkönen. Plus, Russo comments on Marcus Foligno's knee to the head of Adam Lowry after fighting with the Jets forward in the 2-0 loss in Winnipeg on Tuesday night. Russo also discusses the poor officiating in the loss to...

Duration:00:39:26

If you don't like John Merrill, something is wrong with you

2/1/2022
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jon Merrill joins SFTS to talk about the Merrill Monsters, his bearded dragon, RuPaul, inclusivity and social justice, his legendary stache, agreeing to a contract extension at the Winter Classic and how the red-hot Minnesota Wild compares to two teams he recently went to the Stanley Cup final with, Vegas and Montreal. Plus Russo discusses the last week of Minnesota Wild games, including a sweep of the Rangers and Islanders in New York, Jordan Greenway's three year...

Duration:00:46:43