With Atlanta Thrashers Move Likely Days Away, Manitoba Premier Encourages Patience

Manitoba premier Greg Selinger, who's previously emerged in this story to essentially* say True North will get government help in relocating the Atlanta Thrashers, is asking for a little patience on the part of Winnipeg hockey fans. He says fans should trust True North will see the deal through.

For comedy's sake, imagine Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed or Georgia governor Nathan Deal encouraging Georgians to trust the Atlanta Spirit Group to safely walk down a flight of stairs without suing themselves, let alone to complete a transaction that would benefit anyone besides the Atlanta Spirit Group.

* Sure sure sure. It's technically for the arena, which is owned by True North, and not the importation of the team, which is about to be owned by True North and will play in the arena owned by True North.

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