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Wild's Vanek picking up steam in Parise's absence

Minnesota Wild veteran forward Thomas Vanek is on quite the tear of late. Brace Hemmelgarn USA TodayThomas Vanek is doing his best to make up for the loss of teammate Zach Parise, even though the Minnesota Wild veteran forward knows the burden doesn't fall squarely on his shoulders.Vanek has collected four goals and two assists during the seven-game absence of Parise, who is inching...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Thomas Vanek Continues To Have Success Against Bruins (Video)

No matter what team Thomas Vanek has been on, he’s found a way to be a thorn in the side of the Boston Bruins. The Minnesota Wild winger has produced 30 goals, 33 assists, a plus-22 rating and four game-winning goals in 57 career contests against the B’s. “It is unbelievable, isn’t it?” NESN’s Billy Jaffe said on “Bruins Face-Off Live” before Boston hosted Minnesota...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek, Wild look to keep rolling against Hurricanes

The Minnesota Wild have surged out of the gates to start the 2015-16 campaign, and they aim to keep rolling Thursday night in Carolina. Mike Yeo's club carries a 9-3-2 overall mark with 20 points into the matchup with the middling Hurricanes, and Minnesota is starting to reach rarefied air with regard to its brief franchise history. The last two times the Wild had accumulated 20...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek scores one of season's nastiest goals as Wild ground Jets

ST. PAUL, Minn.Thomas Vanek has begun to give the Minnesota Wild the production they signed him for, after struggling through an injury-influenced first season with the team.With some speed, power and finesse, Vanek's skills were on full display in a victory over the Winnipeg Jets.Vanek scored twice during a four-goal frenzy in the second period by the Wild on their way to beating...
Via AP on Fox
14 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

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

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