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Thrashers Sold And Will Relocate, Winnipeg Sun Confirms

The Winnipeg Sun's Tom Brodbeck says his paper has independently confirmed the Globe and Mail's report that the Atlanta Thrashers have been sold by the Atlanta Spirit Group to True North, a deal that would relocate the team to Winnipeg, Manitoba. While this still isn't official word from either of the parties, which are still negotiating according to almost all other reports, it's one of the first non-denials of the Globe report that I've seen.

The NHL itself also hasn't commented since denying the Thursday night Globe story.

All signs still point to the move being announced Tuesday night, though that won't happen at the MTS Centre -- Kid Rock is scheduled to play a show there that night.

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