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Vanek ticketed for Minnesota, anyway?

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07:56 AM ET 01.20 | Over his final two-plus seasons in Buffalo, Thomas Vanek was a minus player, but he's found much more success in that regard on Long Island, where after 34 games he's plus-10. Word is that [Vanek] has become comfortable playing for the New York Islanders, but the ex-Gophers star, who can become a free agent after the season and resides near Stillwater, is still expected to end up with the Wild next season. Vanek, 29, who has 17 goals and 24 assists in 46 games, would seem a perfect fit for the Wild, who will have a $6 million salary slot with the departure of Dany Heatley. Vanek's 41 points would lead the Wild in scoring.

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January 20, 2014  09:32 AM ET

Which is assuming that he will continue to score in Minnesota the same way he has this year on the Isle. That is a big assumption.

January 20, 2014  10:14 AM ET

Again?

January 20, 2014  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Which is assuming that he will continue to score in Minnesota the same way he has this year on the Isle. That is a big assumption.

True, players seem to go cold in Minn. Can't explain it.

January 20, 2014  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

True, players seem to go cold in Minn. Can't explain it.

Can't imagine why. Headline should read: Vanek, Born to be Wild. Or has someone said that already?

January 20, 2014  11:59 AM ET

Groundhog Day

January 20, 2014  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Again?

January 20, 2014  01:14 PM ET

If Garth ain't gonna throw a bucketful at him - after wot he did t'get 'im - it'd be time t'get Mike Myers to reprise Wayne, an' take his place.

Wang's World, Wang's World...

January 20, 2014  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If Garth ain't gonna throw a bucketful at him - after wot he did t'get 'im - it'd be time t'get Mike Myers to reprise Wayne, an' take his place. Wang's World, Wang's World...

Totally

January 20, 2014  03:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Can't imagine why. Headline should read: Vanek, Born to be Wild. Or has someone said that already?

Don't ask me I already forgot what I drank for breakfast:)

 
January 20, 2014  03:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Don't ask me I already forgot what I drank for breakfast:)

Nice

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