Bookie: Thomas Vanek Had Gambling Debts Of More Than $10 Million

An upstate New York man who pleaded guilty to charges related to running an illicit gambling ring admitted to extorting Wild winger Thomas Vanek, in an attempt to recoup some of the more than $10 million he says Vanek owed. » 12/05/14 12:40pm 12/05/14 12:40pm

Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Paycheck

This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, but his link to the alleged bookies was unclear. This should make… » 10/31/14 3:39pm 10/31/14 3:39pm

Report: Thomas Vanek Involved In Federal Gambling Investigation

Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek was in a federal courthouse today, and in a statement he says he's somehow involved in a federal case against three men charged with running a sports betting ring out of their upstate New York bar. » 7/21/14 6:43pm 7/21/14 6:43pm

Austrian Hockey Team Apologizes For Partying Too Hard

You're Austria. You're not a hockey power. You're not going to medal. So why not take advantage of even the smallest measure of Olympic success to drink until sunrise? » 2/20/14 9:56am 2/20/14 9:56am

Thomas Vanek Claims League Bias On Game-Winning Goal Reversal

The Islanders and Blues were tied 3-3 in overtime when Thomas Vanek scored what appeared to be the game-winner. It looked like it hit his skate but the red lamp lit, the referee pointed at the net and Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak skated off the ice without incident. Replay eventually reversed the call, though, and… » 1/25/14 5:50pm 1/25/14 5:50pm

Thomas Vanek Pulls A Hertl With Slick Between-The-Legs Goal

Everyone's got Hertl fever! Two days after Thomas Hertl's four-goal extravaganza, which included a preposterous between-the-legs goal, Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek decided to unleash a Hertl-style goal of his own. » 10/11/13 10:37am 10/11/13 10:37am