The Opening Drive

The Athletic Wild writer Michael Russo

Minnesota Wild scribe for The Athletic, Michael Russo, joins Karraker & Smallmon to break down the matchup from the Wild perspective, why there’s a give and take to the Blues recent dominance over the Wild, his expectations for the Wild’s gameplan early, the Wild’s ability to match the blues best offensive line, why that’s tougher with the Blues depth, this Blues team being even deeper than ’19 but their blue line not as great. home ice being critical for Minnesota, how he expects Talbot & Fleury to share time & his prediction for the results of the series.

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