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Filed under: Says Thrashers Move To Winnipeg Is 'Official'

The NHL, Atlanta Spirit Group and True North have yet to announce any team relocation deal, so take this one for what it's worth., a site that's been chronicling for eight years Winnipeg's attempts to bring back NHL, has decided to move its "Jets meter" to 100 percent for the first time, stamping "Mission Accomplished" across the front and exclaiming:

Yes, it is surreal to type these words, in fact I am shaking, but is making it official. The Return of the Jets to Winnipeg has become a reality. We did it! We are back!

There's also a forum discussion on the curious announcement that the deal is done and will be announced shortly. It doesn't appear to be a pre-written post that accidentally got pushed to the front page, as proprietor Darren Ford's Twitter account is also very on board with the claim.

Ordinarily we'd try to avoid linking to a fan forum regarding a news story, but that site is the Winnipeg NHL news site. Think of it like it's a college football message board with front page that's long been edited by a respected community member. Just trying to put this in SEC terms.

We'll see what happens next.

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