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True North Says Atlanta Thrashers Move Could Be Announced Tuesday Morning, According To CBC

And here's one that all but confirms Bob McKenzie's earlier report that the only thing keeping the Atlanta Thrashers in Georgia beyond Monday would be the Atlanta Spirit Group's lawyers, and that the move will be announced by Wednesday either way. CBC News is reporting it's been advised by True North to prepare for a Tuesday morning announcement, though of course no actual announcement has yet been scheduled.

That's about as close to a confirmation as you could possibly get, short of an actual confirmation. The Thrashers will almost certainly not remain an Atlanta franchise beyond Wednesday morning, other than a rubber-stamped Board of Governors vote and other minor NHL formalities.

This is really happening, and I'm sorry, Thrashers fans.

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