Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Sources: Wild assistant GM Tommy Thompson fired

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news Updated: April 20, 2010 - 3:22 PM

According to multiple NHL sources, the Wild has fired assistant GM Tommy Thompson.

Thompson, 56, has been with the Wild 11 years. He was originally hired by Doug Risebrough and was one of the team's first employees. He was mostly in charge of the amateur scouting department and responsible for scouting.

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