When a national newspaper reports that its own billionaire owner is bringing an NHL team to Winnipeg, the deniers can squawk all they want: the deal’s going down.

Congratulations to my old city.

Links: The Globe And Mail report “Atlanta Thrashers Moving To Winnipeg”, another Globe and Mail story, “True North Denies Deal,” and the Winnipeg Free Press story “Thrashers Sale Report Not Accurate (But Deal Could Happen At Any Moment).”

UPDATE: Look! Some happy young meatheads are out tonight at the corner of Portage and Main, where Bobby Hull and Dale Hawerchuck signed with the Jets in olden times! Chant, O meathead mob, chant! (I mock thee, but I also understand thee.)