Thomas Vanek RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vanek acquisition has paid huge dividends for Blue Jackets

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that they had acquired Thomas Vanek from the Vancouver Canucks, many immediately began to wonder how a relationship with demanding head coach John Tortorella would work. Not only has the partnership worked out just fine, Vanek has thrived as a member of the..." March 30

  • Canucks trade forward Thomas Vanek to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Thomas Vanek has been on seven different NHL teams since the 2013-14 season and traded thrice during that time span, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when the Vancouver Canucks shipped the winger to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday ahead of the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. In return, the..." February 26

  • Thomas Vanek Trade Not Guaranteed Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though the Vancouver Canucks are heading towards something of a rebuild, they decided to hold onto an asset when signing Erik Gudbranson to a three-year extension. Gudbranson was a pending unrestricted free agent that likely could have brought back at least a draft pick at the trade deadline, but..." February 21

  • Latest On Thomas Vanek’s Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks signed a number of free agents last offseason, at least one of them seem destined to play less than a season with the club. Thomas Vanek, signed to a one-year $2MM deal at the beginning of September, would be suiting up for the seventh team of his career and could easily..." February 19

  • All Options Still Open For Thomas Vanek

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks signed Thomas Vanek late into the offseason, most believed it was a move designed for the trade deadline. Vanek could be given ample opportunity on the rebuilding Canucks, and be sold off to the highest bidder like the previous season. Recently though, there have been..." February 07

  • Thomas Vanek goes from cast-off to valuable Canucks trade chip, mentor

    Sportsnet "A long time ago in the Vancouver Canucks’ dressing room, Mike Sillinger emerged showered and dressed and loudly declared to no one in particular: “I can’t wait until tomorrow!” Sure enough, some sucker asked why. And Sillinger beamed in triumph and yelled the punchline: “Because I get better..." January 16

  • Vanek having bigger impact than expected for Canucks

    Sportsnet "There is far more to Thomas Vanek than we expected. Even his passport is more complex and impressive than we knew. Sure, Vanek was born in Vienna and is considered by far the greatest player in Austrian hockey history. But his family and hockey roots are from the Czech Republic, where his..." November 25

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