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Detroit Red Wings trade rumors: Calvin de Haan edition

It is a known fact around the NHL that the Detroit Red Wings need to add some depth and skill to their blue line and this summer could make or break their chances of making it back to the playoffs next season. For the Red Wings, general manager Ken Holland could look to make some moves this offseason in hopes that he can sure up his team’s backend. There have been rumors surrounding...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2017  |  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
March 01, 2017  |  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
March 01, 2017  |  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

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...
Via NESN.com
November 19, 2015  |  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

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
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