Episode 2: 'Inside Hockey with Dater and Russo' talking analytics, Parise, tragedy, more

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Longtime beat writers Michael Russo of the Star Tribune in Minnesota and Adrian Dater of the Denver Post have been covering the National Hockey League for 20 years, and they’re now teaming up for a weekly podcast called “Inside Hockey with Dater and Russo.”

Russo, who has more than 68,000 followers on Twitter (@RussoStrib), covers the Minnesota Wild. He’s also active on television with FOX Sports North and Twin Cities-based radio station KFAN-FM 100.3. Dater has covered the Colorado Avalanche his entire career, which has resulted in a lot success reporting on champions and superstars like Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy. Additionally, he’s a 6-foot-6 redhead who loves Larry Bird and hockey. Follow Dater on Twitter @ADater.

Episode 2

Hockey analytics takes center stage in episode two as Russo and Dater discuss whether it's a fad or something here to stay. They also discuss Russo's recent article breaking down Wild star Zach Parise's desire to "dump the dump and chase," J.P. Parise's battle with cancer coinciding with the death of Ryan Suter's father, Bob Suter, and more.

Listen right here and stay tuned for the soon-to-come iTunes channel.

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