NHL Rumor Wire – May 17th, 2011

AJC.com’s Chris Vivlamore reports “The Atlanta Spirit has begun negotiations with True North Sports and Entertainment on the sale of the Thrashers, which would result in relocation to Winnipeg,”

from Chris Vivlamore (AJC.com)

The Atlanta Spirit has begun negotiations with True North Sports and Entertainment on the sale of the Thrashers, which would result in relocation to Winnipeg, according to a person familiar with the NHL’s sale process.

A deal has not been completed and it is also not known how long the two sides have been negotiating. However, the fact that talks are on-going negotiations could mean the Thrashers would relocate to Manitoba perhaps as soon as next season.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, reach via e-mail, said there was “nothing I’m prepared to say at this point.” A True North Sports and Entertainment spokesperson had no comment.


It seems that with all the rumors of Jaromir Jagr going to the NHL, it still is not going to happen.

isport.blesk.cz reports that Jagr to SKA St. Petersburg is imminent.

(Roughly Translated)

The contract is not concluded yet. But the signing of Jaromir Jagr and Alexander Medvedev, the most influential man and the head of the Russian hockey club, the longer it may appear at the end of the week.

Yes it is. Volume Jagr – St. Petersburg is imminent. Jaromir Jagr is one of the team and probably will meet with the coach Milos Riho and Russian Yevgeny Pořízka Arťuchinem.

Los Angeles Kings Oscar Moller will be an restricted free agent on July 1st, but reports indicate that he is heading to Sweden.

hockey.expressen.se reports that Moller has decided to join Skelleftea AIK.

(Roughly Translated)

Oscar Moller, 22, who played 87 NHL games with Los Angeles Kings, would return to Sweden – and is one of the transfer market was hottest players.

Färjestad and HV 71 has been the hot candidates to Moller’s signature.

Now, however, suggest that most of that Moller has decided – for Skelleftea AIK.

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Topics: Atlanta Thrashers, Jaromir Jagr, Los Angeles Kings, Oscar Moller

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