According to a report in The Globe and Mail, the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers are definitely moving to Winnipeg. An announcement confirming the team’s move is expected Tuesday, ending months of speculation about the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg. While it was initially believed the troubled Phoenix Coyotes would pack up their bags and head north, Mark Chipman and David Thomson, the investors behind potential owner True North Sports and Entertainment, are believed to have targeted the Thrashers all along. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman denied the team would be leaving Atlanta on Thursday night.
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