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Atlanta Thrashers Deal Not Complete As Of Monday Afternoon, Reports AJC

Though all (and I do mean all) signs point to the Atlanta Thrashers being announced as Winnipeg's early Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tim Tucker reports the Atlanta Spirit Group has not yet finalized the deal. Certainly they're waiting on Don Waddell's last potential local investor to -- no, no they are not.

As Bob McKenzie reported, ASG's legal talent is the last thing keeping the Thrashers in Atlanta. We can always hope they find something totally salacious deep within that mound of paperwork they're poring through, but ... yes, let's do that.

Tucker also reports a deal should be considered "likely" for this week, though not necessarily Tuesday.

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