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Agreement to move Thrashers to Winnipeg not complete yet

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TSN.ca Staff
5/19/2011 10:32:09 PM
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Sources tell TSN that a reported agreement to move the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg has not yet been reached and that talks are continuing.

The Globe and Mail reported on Thursday night that an agreement had been reached where owners Atlanta Spirit would sell the Thrashers to Winnipeg-based True North Sports and Entertainment, and that an announcement to officially move the team to Winnipeg would come Tuesday.

Primary sources in both Winnipeg and Atlanta told TSN late Thursday night that there are still significant issues being negotiated.

NHL sources have also told TSN that the deal to sell the team is not yet complete.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who attended the Bruins-Lightning game in Tampa on Thursday night, has no plans to travel to Winnipeg on Friday.

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