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NY Rangers Rumor: Thomas Vanek could be on the radar

Per Larry Brooks, the Rangers intend on touching base with Thomas Vanek, recently bought out by the Minnesota Wild, on a one-year deal. The Wild bought out the final year of Vanek’s deal that would have paid him $6.5 million. It wasn’t that Vanek wasn’t productive, 18-23-41 last season, it’s that Minnesota needed the space. […] The post NY Rangers Rumor: Thomas Vanek could...
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June 26, 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...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Thomas Vanek uses his head to clear the zone

Who said headers were reserved for soccer? Thomas Vanek used his noggin to clear the Minnesota zone after a puck floated up high in the air and presented the opportunity for a unique clearance. Maybe all of those pre-game soccer games have paid off as Vanek has great form on this jumping header. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Thomas Vanek uses his head to clear the zone appeared...
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December 30, 2014  |  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

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...
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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...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin Confirms Thomas Vanek Won’t Return

The Thomas Vanek era in Montreal was a quick one — not to mention somewhat ineffective. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin told reporters on Thursday that the Habs will not be re-signing the forward. Montreal acquired Vanek at the trade deadline in a deal with the New York Islanders. Bergevin also said the Canadiens won’t be offering contracts to defenseman Douglas...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  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...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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