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Thrashers Appear Poised to Move to Winnipeg

Jessica McGowan/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Thrashers stood on the brink of relocation to Winnipeg on Thursday, with the last hope for keeping the team in Atlanta hinging on negotiations with one remaining potential buyer, according to the team’s president.

Negotiations, meanwhile, are also continuing with True North Sports and Entertainment, the group that has long sought an N.H.L. team for Winnipeg.

And the league is believed to be working on two schedules for the 2011-12 season — one with the Thrashers playing in Atlanta and a second with the team relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It has traditionally released the schedule for the following season during the Stanley Cup finals.

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