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10-19-2011, 04:47 PM
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I sort of read Bettmans body language & studied reading of the announcement as being conflicted. Delivered in monotone. On the one hand masking resentment (towards ASG) and disappointment (loss of a critical market / for the fans in Georgia). On the other, satisfaction in solving the problem expeditiously, happiness for the fans in Winnipeg, the welcoming of a strong ownership group in Manitoba, the positive optics in returning a team to Canada. Remember, he stated quite clearly that this was a "one off" without any followup pursuant to Phoenix short of the usual that he expects a deal will be done. Im inclined to take him at his word in this instance.

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