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

The Athletic

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

Kenny Albert - A Mic For All Seasons

12/27/2023
Kenny Albert, the TNT, Fox, Rangers and Knicks play by play guy, joins SFTS to talk about his new book, A Mic For All Seasons, his career, a life in broadcasting, the Rangers and a look ahead to the Winter Classic in Seattle where the Kraken will host the Vegas Golden Knights. Plus Russo discusses John Hynes impact on the Minnesota Wild, with the team enjoying a 10-3 record since Hynes took over for Dean Evason, with the Wild's Christmas break officially over on Thursday night when they host the Detroit Red Wings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:38

Wes Walz on the Wild's resurgence under John Hynes

12/5/2023
Wild broadcaster and former center Wes Walz talks about the differences he's seeing between the Minnesota Wild of last week and now, the penalty kill changes, why Mats Zuccarello keeps getting better, the evolution of Marco Rossi and the impact old pal Rick Tocchet has had on the Canucks and Brock Boeser. Plus Russo provides an update on Wild prospect Jesper Wallstedt, Calder trophy love for rookies Brock Faber and Rossi and an update on prospect Charlie Stramel was not invited to Team USA camp for the World Juniors. . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:30

Wild week of news for the Minnesota Wild

11/30/2023
On the latest Straight From the Source, Mike Russo and Joe Smith take a look back at a tumultuous week for the underachieving Wild, Russo's exit interview with Dean Evason, the John Hynes era, the prospect pipeline which has become a strength for the Wild and if this team can rebound to get back into a playoff spot in the West.Plus, Russo and Smith answer your questions on the team, including Bill Guerin's job security, if Gustavsson and Fleury can find their game, the ceiling for Marco Rossi, Brock Faber and Matt Boldy and if Joel Eriksson Ek will ever win a Selke Trophy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:13

Live from Stockholm, it's Straight From the Source in Sweden

11/17/2023
More than 300 Wild fans shows up to O'Leary's Tolv in Stockholm for this special SFTS with Russo and Joe Smith. Lots of questions from fans, plus guests Chris Johnston, our NHL insider from TSN and the Athletic, and Anthony LaPanta, the voice of the Minnesota Wild on television, as the Wild get set to participate in the NHL Global Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:26:26

Andrew Heydt, the department of one for the Minnesota Wild

10/24/2023
On this edition of Straight From the Source, Russo announces a fan meetup and live podcast in Stockholm, and Wild director of team operations and alumni relations Andrew Heydt returns to talk about planning Sweden, other travel adventures, his relationship with the band OAR and potentially another 'Crazy Game of Hockey' next summer, why he has an ATM machine in his office and his secret wrestling career. LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn Dot Com slash SOURCE. That’s LinkedIn Dot Com slash SOURCE to post your job for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:26

Derek Stepan on his career and new role with the Wild, and Kirill Kaprizov will wear an 'A' on his jersey this season

10/10/2023
Derek Stepan, who just retired after 1,000-plus regular season and playoff games, joins Russo on SFTS to talk about his career, which included long playoff runs, a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, a hat trick in his first NHL game and world junior stardom. We discuss Carolina's Cup aspirations and ageless Brent Burns, the future of the Arizona Coyotes and his new role with the Minnesota Wild. Plus Russo discusses the Wild's announcement that Kirill Kaprizov will be given an 'A' this season and he takes your questions on the eve of the NHL season for the Minnesota Wild. LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn Dot Com slash SOURCE. That’s LinkedIn Dot Com slash SOURCE to post your job for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:58

Patrick Maroon is ready to do anything for the Minnesota Wild to win a Stanley Cup

9/27/2023
Three-time Stanley Cup champion and new Wild winger Pat Maroon is Russo's guest on this week's Straight from the Source, and colleague Joe Smith joins Russo to dissect every facet of the Wild's training camp thus far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:56

Matt Boldy focused on another all-star calibre season for Minnesota Wild

9/13/2023
Matt Boldy, fresh off his Canadian tour exemption and attendance as one of the stars at the NHL media tour, joins Russo on SFTS to talk about his rise to stardom, repeating his 30-goal season, what he learned in the playoffs and expectations for the Wild this upcoming season. Plus, Russo analyzes Bill Daly's press conference from NHL media week in Vegas from Tuesday, and he provides updates on Brock Faber, Marco Rossi, Calen Addison and if the Wild will have enough space to carry an extra forward this season. LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/SOURCE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:11

Minnesota Wild summer recap

8/21/2023
Joe Smith and Michael Russo co-host a special summer edition of Straight From the Source, where they review the quiet offseason and preview the upcoming season with training camp opening a month from today. The guys discuss the signing of Filip Gustavsson, the trade for Patrick Maroon, the extension for Brandon Duhaime and a contract update on Calen Addison, Plus the guys discuss the Wild's lack of wiggle room with the salary cap and how the rest of the roster shapes up, leading up to training camp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:53

Minnesota Wild state of the Franchise with Bill Guerin

7/7/2023
Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin joins the final episode of the season of Straight From the Source to talk about the NHL Draft, selecting Charlie Stramel and trading for Pat Maroon. Plus Billy takes us through the arbitration process with Filip Gustavsson, discusses next season, the timeline of top prospects, the upcoming #CrazyGameofHockey and offers advice to youngsters as to how to get into hockey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:06

Minnesota Wild draft preview with Judd Brackett

6/21/2023
Minnesota Wild director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett joins Russo and Joe Smith to discuss the 2023 NHL Draft, the development of Marco Rossi, the Wild's bustling defense prospects, Europeans Marat Khusnutdinov, Danila Yurov and Liam Ogren coming overseas together, the comeback of Pavel Novak and life as an NHL scout/restaurateur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:13

Bill Guerin on getting over that hump for the Minnesota Wild

5/10/2023
Bill Guerin joins SFTS with Russo and Joe Smith to discuss "getting over the hump," why he's sticking with Evason, Gustavsson's contract, Rossi and Addison's future, Boldy, leadership, his Vegas regret, what he wants in an Iowa coach, tanking vs. being in the middle, Faber, Modano's role special teams and old Devils stories. Right now, you can try LinkedIn Sales Navigator and get a sixty-day free trial at LinkedIn.com/source This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/source and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:03

Broken record for Minnesota Wild, as the season ends in the 1st round, with the players, Dean Evason and Billy Guerin continue to search for answers

5/4/2023
In an end of the Wild season postmortem, Joe Smith and Michael Russo break down everything, from Bill Guerin's press conference, Dean Evason's job security, potential trades, Kirill Kaprizov's disappointment in how he was used at the end of the season, tough love for Matt Boldy, cap management, Marc-Andre Fleury Marco Rossi, Ryan Reaves and Matthew Dumba's future with the club, re-signing Marcus Johansson and much more during this MEATY episode of Straight From the Source. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:13

Inside the Minnesota Wild / Dallas Stars series with Scott Burnside

4/19/2023
Longtime hockey writer Scott Burnside, who is covering the Wild/Stars series for Wild.com, joins Russo on SFTS to talk about the Minnesota Wild's Game one win over the Dallas Stars, the contributions from Filip Gustavsson, Brock Faber, the Matt Dumba hit on Joe Pavelski, plus Russo and Burnsie discuss the Maple Leafs and Oilers Game 1 disappointments, the Rangers dominance, the Jets' big win over Vegas and a possible NHL return to Atlanta? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:18

The Crazy Game of Hockey with O.A.R. & Cory Wong. Kirill Kaprizov update

4/3/2023
Marc Roberge and Jerry DePizzo of the band, O.A.R., and Cory Wong, the Grammy-nominated guitarist and songwriter from the Twin Cities, join SFTS to talk about the "Crazy Game of Hockey" collaboration they're doing with the Wild and the Wild Alumni Association this summer when they host a VIP event, captain a celebrity hockey game and have a concert at the legendary Armory in Minneapolis. On the pod, they talk hockey, their bands and music. Plus Russo provides an update on injured superstar Kirill Kaprizov, the injury to Mason Shaw and the Wild's schedule as the regular season comes to a close. This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp, Visit betterhelp.com/source today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:42

The Minnesota Wild Alumni Association and Ring of Honor

3/27/2023
Wild director of team operations Andrew Heydt returns to SFTS to announce the creation of the Wild Alumni Association that may eventually include a Ring of Honor and the kickoff July 7-8 "Crazy Game of Hockey" charity event that includes a VIP party, a celebrity hockey game and a concert from the band O.A.R. and Grammy-nominated guitarist Cory Wong. Plus, as usual, Heydt dishes on other behind the scenes goings-on with the Wild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:50

Mr. Consistency: Filip Gustavsson has been outstanding for the Wild

3/10/2023
Reigning No. 3 Star of the Week Filip Gustavsson, the NHL's GAA and Save percentage leader since November 19, joins SFTS to talk about his new-found stardom, being mentored by Marc-Andre Fleury, his pregame quirks, his love of disc golf, soaking in the fans' love, who's his favorite of the Wild's 7 Swedes and beginning life without Kirill Kaprizov. Plus, Russo addresses how the Wild will role lines due to the injury to Kaprizov, and Mike talks about the decision the Wild made to cancel the pride jersey participation by the team during the pregame skate this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:35

Brady Skjei doing that hockey in Carolina with the Hurricanes

3/3/2023
Brady Skjei, the Carolina Hurricanes veteran defenseman, former Gopher and pride of Lakeville, MN, joins SFTS to talk trade deadline, a terrific Canes' team, Chance the Rapper trying to pronounce SKJEI, playing with Brent Burns, what makes Mats Zuccarello so good and his love of lawn games and friendship with the lead singer of Train. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:39

Billy Guerin assesses the Minnesota Wild three weeks ahead of trade deadline

2/9/2023
Three weeks before the trade deadline, Bill Guerin returns to SFTS to talk about the Minnesota Wild's suddenly fragile position in the standings, the upcoming homestand, trade deadline stories, his thoughts going into this one, Marco Rossi and Jesper Wallstedt’s future and his thoughts on Scott Wheeler putting Minnesota in the number one position across the NHL, when it comes to the prospect pool. Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/NHL Visit BetterHelp.com/source today to get 10% off your first month LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/source Visit ro.co/athletic to get 20% off your first Roman order today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:36

Matt Boldy Contract, Kane & Toews trade chips and Matt Dumba's future with Minnesota Wild

1/17/2023
Michael Russo and Joe Smith co-host SFTS where they break down Matt Boldy's contract extension, why this could lead to a Jordan Greenway trade, the future of Matt Dumba and how the Wild will be able to re-sign everybody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:16