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THOMAS VANEK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gophers tap Swedish pipeline for international hockey talent

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's rare for Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia to go outside the state borders to acquire talent for his roster. In fact, there have been years in which Lucia's entire roster hailed from the state of Minnesota. It's been even rarer for Lucia's teams to have any international talent. In Lucia's first 15 seasons as the Gophers coach, he had...
Via Fox Sports North
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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek scores first goal with Wild as power play comes to life

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There was no smile, no fist pump. Thomas Vanek calmly skated back to the Minnesota Wild bench and was given simple, mild congratulations. There was no joking around. Vanek's first goal with Minnesota, which also snapped the team's 0-for-28 streak on the power play, was followed only by relief. "Even though it didn't look like much, it felt great...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thomas Vanek Connected To Federal Gambling Investigation

Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek appeared voluntarily in a federal courthouse in upstate New York on Monday as part of an ongoing gambling investigation he is reportedly tied to, according to News 10 NBC in Rochester. A law enforcement source told News 10 that the former Buffalo Sabres star is connected to the federal investigation involving  Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 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...
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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