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Atlanta Thrashers Move To Winnipeg Likely Announced Tuesday Morning, Says Nick Kypreos

We've known for weeks now that the Atlanta Thrashers' time in Georgia is coming to a close, and we've known for several days that the announcement of a move to Winnipeg will likely come within the next two or three days. Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos says Tuesday is very likely the day: "Barring any last minute changes the plan is to formally announce #Thrashers moving to #Winnipeg as early as 10 am tomorrow."

Based on everything we've read up to this point, that would certainly make sense. Probably a dozen minor WordPress blogs and Twitter users with four followers have proclaimed Tuesday to be the day, but there's a big NHL media name saying it.

For Thrashers fans, this is going to hang a dark cloud over Memorial Day, but it's not over until it's over -- remember that according to Canadian media, the Thrashers have already moved three times by now. Tip 'em back and make it count, y'all.

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