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THOMAS VANEK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota Wild: Vanek Victim of Poor Officiating

Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek was assessed a two-minute minor for goalie interference. You can watch this play all day long and it's still not a penalty. The on-ice officials in this game should be ashamed of themselves. This is brutal, and some of the worst officiating that I have seen in some time. You can see that Vanek didn't agree with the call either.
Via Goon's World
12 hours ago  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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

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

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

How the New York Islanders should proceed with Thomas Vanek

Garth Snow’s worst fears were realized Monday afternoon, when the Islanders GM learned that star forward Thomas Vanek would not sign an extension to stay on Long Island. And thus that doomsday scenario of trading Matt Moulson for Vanek, only to enter next season with neither of them, appears just around the corner. There’s still a chance that Vanek ends up with the Islanders...
Via isportsweb.com
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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