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Thomas Vanek blames/doesn’t blame lack of center depth for offensive woes

  Thomas Vanek returned to the land of 1,000 lakes last season, welcomed as the hometown boy finally coming back to where he began. That welcoming went away quickly and Vanek earned the ire of the Minnesota Wild fans by scoring just 21 goals, a far cry from his normal 25-30-goals-in-a-bad-year output. Vanek has finally decided to talk about last season and let’s just say that...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  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

Thomas Vanek may be connected to a federal gambling investigation

Thomas Vanek appears to be connected to a federal gambling investigation currently taking place in New York. A report from WHEC suggests that Vanek is involved with a case involving The Marina Restaurant & Bar, located in Rochester, New York. The report details that Vanek voluntarily visited a federal court house with his lawyer, but isn’t personally being charged. Via WHEC...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 21, 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...
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...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin Confirms Thomas Vanek Won’t Return

The Thomas Vanek era in Montreal was a quick one — not to mention somewhat ineffective. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin told reporters on Thursday that the Habs will not be re-signing the forward. Montreal acquired Vanek at the trade deadline in a deal with the New York Islanders. Bergevin also said the Canadiens won’t be offering contracts to defenseman Douglas...
June 27, 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...
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

How the New York Islanders should proceed with Thomas Vanek

Garth Snow’s worst fears were realized Monday afternoon, when the Islanders GM learned that star forward Thomas Vanek would not sign an extension to stay on Long Island. And thus that doomsday scenario of trading Matt Moulson for Vanek, only to enter next season with neither of them, appears just around the corner. There’s still a chance that Vanek ends up with the Islanders...
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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