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THOMAS VANEK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vanek’s two goals help lift Wild to 6-3 victory over the Hurricanes

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Andrej Sekera #4, Eric Staal #12 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes in action during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 5, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Hurricanes defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) “Should I stay or should I go now...
Via State of Hockey News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek scores 2 goals, Wild stay hot with win over Hurricanes

  Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league's fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying it. Erik Haula added...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' rally not enough against Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league's fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying it. Erik...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Thomas Vanek uses his head to clear the zone

Who said headers were reserved for soccer? Thomas Vanek used his noggin to clear the Minnesota zone after a puck floated up high in the air and presented the opportunity for a unique clearance. Maybe all of those pre-game soccer games have paid off as Vanek has great form on this jumping header. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Thomas Vanek uses his head to clear the zone appeared...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bookie claims Vanek’s gambling debt was over $1M

The Thomas Vanek gambling story just took an interesting turn. A bookmaker who pleaded guilty to laundering money has released some details regarding the case through his lawyer. The bookie pleaded guilty to laundering a $230,000 payment, one which was made with a New York Islanders check endorsed by Vanek, and discussed that the payment only covered a small portion of the debt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Grading free agency so far

Nearly two weeks into free agency, the majority of notable players have already signed deals to play somewhere next season. The Minnesota Wild took part in the day one frenzy by signing Thomas Vanek as the league collectively spent over $500 million in total money for new contracts. Vanek will likely be the only player that Minnesota will be able to boast about signing during free...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Areas that need to be addressed

Despite vastly improving the offense with the signing of goal-scoring winger Thomas Vanek, the Minnesota Wild still have a number of needs that must be addressed prior to the season commencing in October. Free agency is roughly a week old and the majority of the top talent has already found homes for the upcoming season. This means that the Wild will most likely fill their needs...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Rumour Report: Minnesota Wild, Vanek, Heatley, Rupp, Stoner and more

Micheal Russo of the Star-Tribune put together a solid piece on Saturday that had a ton of information regarding the Minnesota Wild. Here are some bits from his story that you can read here.  Signing free agent Thomas Vanek is no longer a given for the Wild. With the way the kids have played and […]
Via The Hockey Report
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders 'trying hard' to deal Vanek before trade freeze

The New York Islanders are exploring the trade market to see what kind of return they can get for top-six winger Thomas Vanek, who last week turned down a contract extension from the team. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Islanders general manager Garth Snow is putting a lot of effort into moving Vanek before the pre-Olympic NHL trade freeze begins on Friday at 3 p.m. ET...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

McKenzie & LeBrun: Pens Interested in Thomas Vanek

Credit: Jim McIssac With the Olympic trade freeze coming up at 3:00 PM on Friday, many teams are starting to explore options on the trade market. One of the biggest names on the market is Thomas Vanek, a left winger on the New York Islanders. The 30-year-old rejected a “substantial” long-term offer from the Islanders on Monday afternoon and trade talks have been heating up ever...
Via The PensNation
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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