Bruins get tough draw with Red Wings

There's a common theme starting to appear on line. I keep reading how the Boston Bruins don't match-up well against the Detroit Red Wings, because they're a fast skating team. It's true, the Red Wings won 3-of-4 games during the regular season. As a Bruins fan, the match-up with the Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens are the least attractive to me. @Real_ESPNLeBrun...
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Vanek.......What if.......

What could the future possibly hold for Thomas Vanek and the Montreal Canadiens? Even before arriving in Montreal it was widely known that Vanek would be packing up his sticks and moving to Minnesota once he became a free agent. After all, he put in his time in Buffalo and turned down huge contract offers from both Buffalo and the Islanders in recent months. You can't blame a...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

If the NHL playoffs started today…

With another busy weekend of hockey in the books, the NHL playoff picture has begun to take shape. The jockeying will continue, of course, over the next two weeks, but it’s pretty safe to say there are five or six teams from each conference that have locked up a playoff spot. Down the stretch, most of the flip-flopping in the standings is likely to occur above that dividing line...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets try to prevent sweep at hands of Canadiens

Thomas Vanek finally showed why the Montreal Canadiens acquired him earlier this month. The Columbus Blue Jackets already had problems against the Canadiens before the star winger joined Montreal. The Canadiens seek a fourth straight win Thursday night and a sweep of the three-game season series against a Blue Jackets team that could have its eyes on its next contest. Vanek had one...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek On Success Against Bruins: ‘Numbers Are Numbers’

Thomas Vanek’s numbers against the Boston Bruins speak for themselves, and the new Montreal Canadiens forward will let it stay that way. Vanek will make his home debut for the Canadiens on Wednesday one week after being traded from the New York Islanders at the NHL trade deadline. The game will also mark his first taste of the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry. The offensively talented...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Bruins Are ‘In On’ Thomas Vanek

Thomas Vanek has been a Boston Bruins killer since joining the NHL as a Buffalo Sabre in 2005, so it’s no wonder the Bruins would be interested in his services. Vanek, who has 17 goals and 27 assists in 47 games with the New York Islanders this season, is on the trading block and is likely packing his things before Wednesday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. While the Anaheim Ducks...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds should pursue Isles' Vanek before NHL trade deadline

The entire NHL knows that Thomas Vanek is available. It's just a question of where he'll end up before the March 5 trading deadline. The New York Islanders' left wing is exactly the kind of player the Predators could use in an attempt to earn a playoff berth; but also a player who would come in handy well beyond that -- if Nashville can sign him to a lengthy and expensive...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 25, 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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