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THOMAS VANEK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers add Vanek on NHL trade deadline day

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Thomas Vanek is headed to the Florida Panthers, who added some offensive punch on trade-deadline day in an effort to get back to the playoffs for a second straight season. Vanek was sent to Florida by the Detroit Red Wings, in exchange for defenseman Dylan McIlrath and a conditional third-round draft pick. Vanek will likely join the Panthers in Philadelphia...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers bolster scoring by adding Thomas Vanek in deal with Red Wings

Florida has added a quality top-nine forward for their pending playoff push. Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca reports the Panthers have acquired Thomas Vanek from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a third-round pick and defenseman Dylan McIlrath. Detroit will retain half of Vanek’s salary in the deal. Darren Dreger of TSN.ca reports the third-round pick will become Arizona’s higher...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Panthers add Vanek on NHL trade deadline day

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Thomas Vanek is headed to the Florida Panthers, who added some offensive punch on trade-deadline day in an effort to get back to the playoffs for a second straight season. Vanek was sent to Florida by the Detroit Red Wings, in exchange for defenseman Dylan McIlrath and a conditional third-round draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers acquire veteran forward Thomas Vanek from Red Wings

A person with direct knowledge of the deal has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Detroit Red Wings have reached an agreement to trade veteran forward Thomas Vanek to the Florida Panthers. In exchange, the Panthers will trade defenseman Dylan McIlgrath. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the teams had not yet announced the deal. In Vanek, the...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The NHL trade deadline is nearing, and this typically festive time of the season appears a bit more quiet and tame than usual. These couple of weeks ahead of the deadline are usually bubbling to the brim with rumors, until everything explodes on D-Day in a sea of fake Twitter accounts and out-of-left-field type deals. Yet here we sit, with very few trade rumors and announcements...
Via Yardbarker
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek says players aren’t interested in the Islanders since they moved to Brooklyn

Thomas Vanek spent a portion of the 2013-14 season with the New York Islanders, skating in 47 games while scoring 17 goals and 27 assists. Though his time with the Islanders was brief, he had some strong statements against the team’s move from Long Island to Brooklyn. Vanek claims that players were turned off by the team’s move, resulting in the Islanders losing some free agents...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thomas Vanek goes 'around the world' in shootout

It didn’t look like much, but Thomas Vanek pulled off one of the more unique shootout moves seen in the NHL this season. As Vanek skated in on Sabres netminder Robin Lehner, he casually controlled the puck before going “around the world” with his stick, which seemed to completely fool Lehner. Sometimes it’s the more subtle moves that prove to be the most effective.
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek: 'Minnesota just wasn’t a good fit'

Thomas Vanek wants a mulligan on his declining NHL career. Once an elite NHL scorer topping out at 43 goals back in 2006-2007, Vanek has seen his goal-scoring output fade over the past couple seasons. After signing a three-year contract worth $19.5 million with the Minnesota Wild, Vanek was bought out after scoring just 39 goals in two seasons. The 32-year-old signed a one-year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 20, 2016  |  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
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