Michael Russo

@Russostrib

Michael Russo covers the NHL and Minnesota Wild for the Minneapolis Star Tribune (www.startribune.com/wild). Claim to fame? Covered the Florida Panthers.

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It's hockey season! Just dawned on me. #mnwild asst Darby Hendrickson and players at morning skate

German goalie Dennis Endras, the Wild's emergency goalie, is in the house. He exists!

I'm thinking this Daily News front page will be plastered all over the #twins clubhouse, eh? Wow!

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117 km to Tampere. That second city (refuse to spell) is hometownof Antti Miettinen

117 km to Tampere. That second city (refuse to spell) is hometownof Antti Miettinen

#mnwild winger Antti Miettinen getting absolutely crushed forautographs from excited Finnish fans

#mnwild center John Madden signing autographs

Tense video review here in Helsinki. If this goal counts, it'll be9-2 HIFK instead of 8. It counts!!!

Mikael Granlund, #mnwild 1st-rd pick in 2010 & FEL Rookie of Year,is already star for HIFK. These murals are everywhere.

#mnwild Finns Mikko Koivu, Antti Miettinen & Niklas Backstron, wFletcher & Richards address Finnish media

not following FAA guidelines and walking around whilewe're taxiing to the gate in Helsinki

So far the flight for #mnwild has gone just about as good as itspreseason.

#mnwild injured players James Sheppard (front) and Josh Harding crutch out of the arena.

Pic of Brent Burns (top) celebrating his goal off a Pierre-Marc Bouchard. #mnwild

Up in my perch in the Xcel Energy Center, nothing's changed. Its like I was just here.

On day Twins and Vikes play soon, 2,500 show up to X to watch #mnwild scrimmage

This is why #dolphins Sun-Sentinel beat writer has back problems.

#mnwild coach Todd Richards instructs the team during Group 1 practice.

Best presents mask to Backstrom; he says MPLS is "laid back, stealthy side of you," St. Paul "fierce, competitive side."

15-year-old Peter Best from Plymouth, Minn., poses with the mask he designed for #mnwild G Nik Backstrom