Relocation News: Strong indication that Thrashers are moving to Winnipeg

Posted by David Minuk in Breaking News,Columns,Daily Papers on May 19, 2011 — 7 Comments

NoteStay Tuned to Illegalcurve.com as we plan our own major announcement.

As you saw on today’s Dixie Drama, respected Globe and Mail journalist Stephen Brunt just reported the following:

An agreement to sell the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers to a Winnipeg group which plans to relocate the franchise to the Manitoba capital is done.

Now we will continue to monitor the situation and will give you any updates as they happen.

Tune into Sports Radio 1290 Stephen Brunt is on the air right now.

Here is a link to the interview with Stephen Brunt

Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet is now confirming Brunt’s report.

Remis from the R-desk is down at Portage & Main.  We will have pictures up soon and already have some on @illegalcurve twitter.

Feel free to leave a comment on how you feel about this potential news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504326040 Mike Florence

     as much as i’d love to believe this, i’m not celebrating until Gary Buttman acknowledges it publicly. fingers crossed!

  • http://twitter.com/blindref19 Brad B

    Agree with Mike Florence have to wait for Bettman but it seems interesting that the NHL is allowing this to appear in their main headlines box on the NHL home page: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=563305

  • http://twitter.com/jenmassley Jen Massley

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m supppperrrrr pumped!!!!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/ManitobaJets1 Manitoba Jets

     put it on the board!!!!  The team is back.  Amazing coverage tonight guys.  looking forward to tomorrow’s special edition show.

  • http://twitter.com/manitobapensfan Jon Smith

     gonna be an amazing 2011/12 season.  congrats winnipeg.

  • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

    Man I hope this is finally coming to fruition. I miss having the NHL in the Peg… 

  • Anonymous

    This post should give you more insight as to why some people saying its not done, just depends on how you view the situation.