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Manitoba Moose Not Yet Off To St. John's In Advance Of Thrashers Move, Team Says

If the Atlanta Thrashers are sold and moved to Winnipeg, MTS Centre's current tenant, the AHL's Manitoba Moose, will need to be relocated. They'll reportedly be moved to St. John's, but the team declared via its Twitter account that no such agreement is in place and no Friday press conference has been scheduled.

This storyline is just another small gear in a big machine. Expect the Thrashers to move to Winnipeg, and expect the Moose to move to St. John's. Based on what we've heard from Winnipeg's mayor, however, don't expect the Thrashers to be renamed the Jets -- thus, the Manitoba Moose could remain in place while Winnipeg's AHL team jets elsewhere.

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