Atlanta Thrashers Sale Won't Be Completed, Announced Before Memorial Day Holiday

Last Monday was Victoria Day in Canada, and we were told that day that since the banks were closed north of the 49th parallel, a deal to sell the Atlanta Thrashers to a Winnipeg group would not be completed. Now, a week has gone by without a finalized deal, and we're in the same situation again.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the deal will not be done before the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, observed on Monday. That gives us at least four more days of speculation around this whole thing.

Also, if you extrapolate that a little bit, and you consider that the Stanley Cup Finals begin on Wednesday in Vancouver, there's only one more day between now and the start of the Finals that the NHL could make an announcement that the team is moving to Winnipeg.

It seems strange that they'd want to announce such a thing during the Cup Finals, as not to overshadow their premiere event, so we could very easily see this thing drag out until mid-June, even if there is a final deal in place before then. 

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