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VIDEO, Transcript: True North's Entire Atlanta Thrashers Relocation Press Conference

Though I tapped out what I could while watching the Atlanta Thrashers relocation announcement live, here's the  complete, official transcript of True North's entire press conference, with all the remarks made by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, True North's Mark Chipman and David Thomson, Manitoba premier Greg Selinger and others, along with questions from assembled media. Those questions included one on what the team will be called [spoiler alert: the Winnipeg Jets], which was deferred for later.

And here's a video of the whole polite and personable MTS Centre press conference:

I can't imagine why a Thrashers fan would want to watch or read any of that ever again, but there it is for the archives, including audio and text records of accomplished sports and entertainment businesspersons referring to the Atlanta Spirit Group as "professional." It must be true!

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.