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Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz Believes An Agreement To Move Thrashers Already In Place

An early report about a deal already being reached to move the Thrashers to Winnipeg was refuted by both sides of the negotiating table, but it doesn't seem like a formal agreement is very far off. According to CTV News, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz believes that a deal is already in place, or that it will be agreed upon shortly.

"Do I believe an agreement is there? Absolutely," Katz told CTV News Channel. "I think everyone is telling the truth. There's an agreement, there's an understanding, but you can appreciate that until it's all papered and reviewed by the lawyers it's not a done deal."

Katz also said that the only thing that he believes could derail this sale is if a local Atlanta group steps up and provides a more attractive offer. But it doesn't look like that is going to happen, which means that we may be witnessing the last few days of the Atlanta Thrashers.

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