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Bob McKenzie: Atlanta Thrashers Move Just Waiting On Lawyer Approval

All signs point to the Atlanta Thrashers being unveiled as Winnipeg's new NHL team Tuesday at the earliest and Wednesday at the latest. TSN's Bob McKenzie adds detail to that timeline, saying the deal is essentially done and has been approved by True North's lawyers. The only potential 24-hour holdup: the Atlanta Spirit Group's lawyers must sign off as well.

While we can hope those infamous ASG lawyers spend six years looking over the deal, as is custom when it comes to events that involve both the ASG and lawyers, Thrashers fans should expect Tuesday and hope for Wednesday, just to give Gandalf the White one more day to come charging over that hill. Yes, I'm totally running out of references here. 

This is probably the end. Let us enjoy sunshine, fireworks and lake water. Yes, I'm poolside blogging.

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