Is Thrashers Deal Done Or Not?

“An agreement to sell the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers to a Winnipeg group which plans to relocate the franchise to the Manitoba capital is done.”

Done

Finished

Kaput

Right? I mean done is done correct?

“As fans celebrated and players wondered where they would be living next season, deal makers continued work late Friday on a complicated transaction that would bring a National Hockey League franchise to Winnipeg for the first time in a generation.”

So, not so done?

I’m confused.

If a deal is done, it’s done. When a story appears on the cover of the Globe and Mail saying it’s done, that means to me that i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. Done is done. Brunt didn’t put a numerical indicator on his done; he doesn’t have a scale that tells us it may be done. To quote the scene from The Princess Bride- “he’s only MOSTLY dead”…. done is done and dead is dead.

“Atlanta Spirit, LLC and True North Sports & Entertainment are negotiating the sale and transfer of the Atlanta Thrashers, though the complex deal involving several parties in both countries had yet to be finalized. Lawyers were planning to work through the weekend. A previously planned news conference for Tuesday in Winnipeg may now be delayed, sources say.”

That, my friends isn’t done. Yet to be finalized IS NOT “done”.

Will it get done? Is it done? Should it be done? I have no clue. I do know one thing, still being negotiated isn’t done. Not even using Bill Clinton’s definitions is being negotiated done.

More later

Brunt’s story is here

Today’s updated story is here

TSM

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