THOMAS VANEK NEWS

Wild Fans Speak, 2014-15 Pre-Season Edition

What kind of year will Zach Parise have in 2014-15. Staying connected is always important.  Whether in business or in your personal life, staying connected to people makes you aware of your strengths and weaknesses as well as gives you a valuable insight into what others are thinking.  I think this especially true when you’re talking about fans of sports teams.  Fans know their...
Via State of Hockey News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres lack leadership no more

From Hometown Hockey: Timing never seems to be on the side of the Buffalo Sabres. When they were still a perennial playoff team from 2007 to around 2011 or 2012, the team definitely had talent. Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville. But one of the key components that seemed to be missing every year, pretty […] The post Sabres lack leadership no more appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Minnesota Wild C 1. Mikko Koivu  2. Mikael Granlund  3. Erik Haula  4. Kyle Brodziak  5. Jordan Schroeder  L 1. Zach Parise  2. Thomas Vanek 3. Matt Cooke  4. Jason Zucker  R 1. Jason Pominville  2. Charlie Coyle  3. Nino...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

With Ott gone, who will be Buffalo’s next captain?

Since the start of 2013, three different players have worn the ‘C’ in Buffalo — Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott — and they have all been traded. That’s created something of a leadership vacuum for the Sabres going into the 2014-15 campaign. Fortunately, there have some candidates to fill that void. Perhaps the most obvious player is Brian Gionta, who inked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Tracker: Minnesota Wild Edition

The Minnesota Wild are coming off their best playoff performance since 2003. The Wild emerged from the NHL’s toughest division with a playoff spot and knocked off the Colorado Avalanche before putting up a valiant effort before losing in 6 games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild headed into the off season with a solid core group and a nod of approval from management to coach...
Via Beyond The Benches
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Roster Moves Leave Promising Look to Upcoming Season

Well Wild fans, you all got your wish, and at a discounted price at that. Thomas Vanek has come "home" for the next three seasons to play with the Minnesota Wild. Although Vanek was the only real big splash the Wild made in the off-season thus far, they are working on resigning much of their young talent by the start of the upcoming season.However, with new signings come...
Via Goon's World
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Thomas Vanek All Goals From The 2013-14 Season & Playoffs

In what has been one of the slowest offseason that I can remember, time to start moving forward. Here's a video for Wild fans to peruse. I think the Minnesota Wild will be a lot better with Thomas Vanek in their top-six.
Via Goon's World
July 29, 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

Vanek testifies in gambling case

Recently-signed Wild winger Thomas Vanek was in federal court in Rochester, N.Y., on Monday as part of an ongoing gambling investigation, WHEC-TV reported. Vanek’s appearance apparently stems from the June arrest of three men on gambling and money laundering charges. The three men were allegedly conducting an illegal gambling business out the Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanek connected in federal gambling investigation

#451915022 / gettyimages.comThis story just broke this afternoon. I hoping this turns out to be nothing. Russon's Rants --- WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y. is reporting (and has video) that recently-signed Wild winger and former Buffalo Sabre and Rochester Amerk Thomas Vanek was in federal court today in upstate New York as part of an ongoing gambling investigation.According to the...
Via Goon's World
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek Connected to Gambling Investigation

Photo credits to Bridget Samuels via photopin.com NHL- Minnesota Wild forward, Thomas Vanek, is not under suspicion in the case, but rather appeared voluntarily in court regarding the case. Steve Barlett, Vanek’s agent, finally released a statement on Vanek’s behalf “Representatives of the U.S. Federal Government have asked for my cooperation in  an investigation. I am not...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek connected to gambling probe: report

Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek appeared voluntarily in U.S. federal court in upstate New York on Monday in connection with an ongoing gambling investigation, WHEC Rochester reported. Steve Bartlett, agent for the NHLer who reportedly hasn’t been charged, said in a statement on Vanek’s behalf: “Representatives of the U.S. Federal Government have asked for my cooperation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 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

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 Bloguin Best
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek Cooperating In Federal Court Case Against Bar Owners

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y. is reporting (and has video) that recently-signed Wild winger and former Buffalo Sabre and Rochester Amerk Thomas Vanek was in federal court today in upstate New York as part of an ongoing gambling investigation. According to the station, Vanek's appearance stems from the June arrest of three owners...
Via Kukla's Korner
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

Just what the Wild needed

The thing that has frustrated Wild fans, essentially since the team came into being, was the inability for the team to score goals from multiple lines. They had Marian Gaborik early, then nothing. They had Martin Havlat, who pretty much WAS nothing. Then they signed Zach Parise and added Jason Pominville, but they couldn’t finish in the playoffs like they would have wanted to...
Via The Rhino and Compass
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What Signing Thomas Vanek Means for Minnesota

#494771405 / gettyimages.com Today was free agency frenzy day in the NHL and many teams made their mark. The Canucks signed Ryan Miller. The Stars traded for Jason Spezza. The Blues signed Paul Stastny. The Wild, on the other hand, had a quiet day. They lost both Clayton Stoner and Matt Moulson. They weren’t able to lure Jarome Iginla or Matt Niskanen, two stars they were eyeing...
Via TopSportsReport
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign Thomas Vanek to 3-year, $19.5 million deal, and the rest of the Central Division loads up for an arms race

Vanek and Wild are smiling at signing the scoring winger to a 3-year deal. Well the “will he, won’t he” question has finally been answered in regards to Thomas Vanek.  Pretty much since Minnesota won the epic lottery of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in the free agent market back in 2012, the next player that hockey fans have been chomping at the bit to sign has been Vanek...
Via State of Hockey News
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild becoming destination team for players

Minnesota can cling to its slogan as the "State of Hockey." An adopted son demonstrated, again, the lure of the state and the NHL's Minnesota Wild in free agency. For more than a year, Thomas Vanek had his sights set on becoming a free agent, turning down lucrative contract extensions more than once. When free agency opened Tuesday, Vanek was regarded as the top goal...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Get Thomas Vanek, What’s Next?

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, The Wild still needs a physical defenseman to replace Clayton Stoner, who hit the mother lode today with a four-year deal worth, wait for it, $3.25 million annually. The wanted Willie Mitchell, but the Florida Panthers wooed the ex-Wild and two-time Cup champ with crazy money $4.25 million a year for two years. Then take into consideration...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Wild add three players, including Bickel, on two-way contracts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's first day of NHL free agency involved more than just high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek. But Minnesota wasn't getting involved in the bidding wars for big free agents, either. The Wild added depth to their organization, signing Stu Bickel and Brett Sutter to two-way contracts. Minnesota also signed junior defenseman Guillaume Gelinas...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Sign Thomas Vanek to Three-Year Deal

The free agency period in the NHL officially began this afternoon, and the Minnesota Wild jumped on a player they’ve had their eye on for quite some time. It was reported at the end of the 2013-14 season that Thomas Vanek would not be re-signing with the Montreal Canadiens. Once his name was unofficially on the market, the Wild had their […]
Via The Hockey Report
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek signed by Minnesota Wild

(Getty Images)The Minnesota Wild have announced the signing of 30-year-old left wing Thomas Vanek to a 3-year, $19.5 million contract. With this signing, the Wild add more offense to their ever-improving team. The "Bruin killer" is out of the Eastern Conference, and will no longer be the same thorn in our sides that he has been his entire career. Vanek is a big man who...
Via BruinsLife
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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