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'No Evidence' Thrashers Sold To Winnipeg Group, Says USA Today's Kevin Allen

Though the Globe and Mail has reported the Atlanta Thrashers have been sold and will move to Winnipeg, Manitoba, the USA Today's Kevin Allen tweeted shortly afterward that he's yet to see evidence of such a sale. To quote: "Based on my reporting... no evidence that there is a deal done between Thrashers owners and those wanting to move the team to Winnipeg."

He also says he's "being told" the deal is not yet done.

So, yeah. Let's wait until the announcement is made official before giving in entirely, but that's a mighty big report by a major media outlet. Still, it's just a report at this point.

Winnipeg fans are overjoyed, as they should be, while Thrashers fans may need to be restrained. More to come as it happens.

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