The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Thomas Vanek to a 3-year deal worth, $6.5 million per season an NHL source confirmed with ESPN The Magazine. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, according to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
Craig Custance analyzes three key questions in the wake of the Thomas Vanek trade to the Islanders. Did the Isles get the right player? And how long will Vanek and Matt Moulson remain with their new teams?
ESPN Insider Craig Custance grabs the best questions from his mailbag this week, including which teams have been early-season surprises, the most overrated and underrated players in the league and another potential expansion team location.
ESPN Insider Craig Custance assesses the decisions that various teams must make this season on their impending UFAs, including Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Henrik Lundqvist, Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik.
Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?
Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley is off to a scorching start, rebounding to his previous star status. And he's not alone. Craig Custance looks at a pack of revitalized scorers early in the 2013 season.