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Bettman: Thrashers-to-Winnipeg not done deal

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07:43 AM ET 05.28 | While various media outlets are reporting there is a deal in place to relocate the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman wants fans to know one thing: Nothing is set in stone yet. On his weekly radio show Thursday night, Bettman addressed the increasing speculation about the franchise's relocation. "Maybe at some point there will be a deal, maybe there will never be a deal," Bettman said during the "NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman." on NHL Radio. "But there isn't one now."

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Gary Bettman, Christian Petersen/Getty Images Gary Bettman, Christian Petersen/Getty Images
May 28, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Bettmen ia a__ hole.

May 28, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Recycled thread alert!

And in other news Steve Yzerman may become the General Manager of Tampa.

May 28, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Good game last night. Not one penalty called in the whole game. I loved it! There were a few holds a couple hooks and some minor interference calls possible, but it was great that the reffs just let them play hockey.

May 28, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Too bad someone doesn't set Bettman in stone.

The real question is....What/where will be the bigger parade/party.
In Vancouver or in Winnipeg?

May 28, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Gary, I've got news for ya...Winnipeg already has the Thrashers and they're much more successful than the Atlanta franchise. In fact, just this year they won a national championship...And even though it's midget hockey, they probably had better crowds at their games than Atlanta could ever imagine.

May 28, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And in other news Steve Yzerman may become the General Manager of Tampa.

Why waste time talking about Winnipeg or Quebec City when Little Rock, AR and Santa Fe, NM don't have NHL teams?

May 28, 2011  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Recycled thread alert!

Recycled alert alert!

(Sorry BF it had to be done.)

:-)

May 28, 2011  11:30 AM ET

..and if it does, G.Ari is gonna stomp his little feeties right off. I'ma tellin' ya, somethin's gotta give...

May 28, 2011  12:01 PM ET

why cant someone shoot this prick and end hockey fans suffering everywhere?maybe then we'll finally get a commish who's actually PLAYED the damn game

May 28, 2011  12:11 PM ET

May 28, 2011  01:07 PM ET

can't believe this bum is fighting this

May 28, 2011  02:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Recycled alert alert!(Sorry BF it had to be done.) :-)

touche

May 28, 2011  03:21 PM ET

LOL! Good clip, Canuck.

The buttgoblin couldn't find Winnipeg on a map of Canada that lists the cities with a name that starts with 'WIN'. He just knows it lies north of the Mason-Dixon line and to him, hockey can't thrive there. If he has to move the Thrashers, he'll look at places like El Paso or Albuquerque.

May 28, 2011  06:16 PM ET

"Bettman: Thrashers-to-Winnipeg not done deal"


Wow! Let me get my surprised face on!

May 28, 2011  06:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

youtube clip!

HAAAA!!!!!!! LMAOROTF!!!! You are a classic Canuck! Very good! HAAAA!

May 28, 2011  06:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Recycled alert alert!(Sorry BF it had to be done.) :-)

On a roll I see! LOL!!!

May 28, 2011  08:08 PM ET

That would make 2 of the Canadian Franchises came from Atlanta! Atlanta is apparently the farm system for NHL teams...

May 28, 2011  08:08 PM ET
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That would make 2 of the Canadian Franchises came from Atlanta! Atlanta is apparently the farm system for NHL teams...

wow, excuse my grammar today.

May 28, 2011  09:32 PM ET

The most hated little dwarf in sports. That little garden gnome would rather have hockey on the sun than in the country that invented it. No offense to my US friends, I'm merely venting on the absolute worst commissioner in all of sports. Frodo and the rest of the hobbits (NHL owners) can pound it. I live in hope that one day Gretzky will finally take over and rescue hockey. Go 99! Man I feel better!!!!!!!!

 
May 29, 2011  05:58 AM ET

It seems another potential buyer has crawled out of the woodwork.

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-thrashers-blog/2011/05/28/another-suitor-for- the-thrashers/

This story is going to make my head explode, much as I hope the Thrashers stay in Atlanta.

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