Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
2 weeks ago

Vanek netted a goal to complement a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-3 road win over the Flames.

EDGE Analysis

The Austrian winger is currently operating in a third-line capacity, but the Canucks are wisely planting the net-front scorer on the No. 1 power-play unit. Vanek's like that extra five bucks you left in the wash but are glad to see that he's still turned out OK after all of this time.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
1 month ago

Vanek netted his third goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

Vanek has now scored twice in his last two games, piling up seven shots on goal in that span. His tally Thursday came with the man advantage, where he lined up on the second unit alongside Sam Gagner and Michael Del Zotto. The sniper has a history of being a Bruins killer, having piled on 67 points in 62 games against them over his career. Vanek is still a capable goal-scorer, so if he continues to skate alongside Bo Horvat or the Sedin Twins, he remains a serviceable fantasy option.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
1 month ago

Vanek scored his first goal with the Canucks in Tuesday's loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

It was a great point shot from Vanek, who skated on the first line with the Sedin twins. The former Sabre also screened netminder Craig Anderson on the opening goal and picked up two PIM. Vanek is no longer the 40-goal-scorer he once was, but the 33-year-old still possesses a lethal shot and should thrive if he sticks with the twins this year.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
2 months ago

Vanek skated with the Sedin twins at practice on Saturday, according to Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province.

EDGE Analysis

Vanek is expected to skate with the twins at even strength and on the power play in Saturday's game against the Oilers. While the Swedish brothers are on the decline, they still remain elite playmakers who could be great for Vanek's fantasy value. The 33-year-old sniper netted 17 goals last season and should post some solid numbers on a Vancouver team that hasn't had many pure goal-scorers on their roster in recent years.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
3 months ago

Vanek inked a one-year, $2 million contract with the Canucks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Vanek was a strong contributor for two different teams in 2016-17, racking up 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 48 games with Detroit before adding 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 20 games with the Panthers. The 33-year-old winger won't be surrounded with as much talent in Vancouver, but he could once again surpass the 45-point threshold in 2017-18, making him a solid depth option in most fantasy formats.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
3 months ago

The likelihood of Vanek returning to the Red Wings remains in a "possibility range," according to his agent Steve Barlett, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Currently, the Wings are mired in a salary-cap mess. According to CapFriendly, the Original Six franchise has a cap deficit of $3.021 million, and GM Ken Holland is under heavy pressure to re-sign burgeoning restricted free-agent winger Andreas Athanasiou. Still, Vanek was one of the few bright spots in Motown last season, as the enigmatic veteran turned back the clock for 15 goals and 23 assists in 48 games preceding his trade to the Panthers in March. As noted in this latest report, it's permissible for the Wings to reacquire Vanek and still exceed the cap limit in training camp, but they'd have to swing a trade and/or place several of their injured players on long-term IR to free up cap space against the upper limit once the regular season rolls around. For what it's worth, the Canucks have also shown tentative interest in the Austrian.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
3 months ago

Vanek remains without an NHL contract. However, it's reportedly believed that he's being looked at by the Canucks, Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old has bounced around the league since his nine-year tenure with the Sabres ended in 2013-14, making stops in Montreal, Minnesota, Detroit and most recently, Florida. He opened up last season with the Red Wings and managed to post a solid 38 points in 48 games before being shipped to the Panthers and fizzling out with two goals and eight assists in 20 contests. Nonetheless, Vanek has some gas left in the tank to help an NHL team despite being past his prime, so it'll be interesting to see if anything materializes with Vancouver.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
5 months ago

Vanek was not among the Panthers protected players, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vanek was a one-year rental when he was brought in via trade this past season and was probably a near lock to be exposed for selection by the Golden Knights. The 33-year-old has expressed his interest in remaining with the Panthers, who have just over $14 million in cap space and could certainly fit the veteran into their lineup. While the winger recorded just two goals and eight helpers with Florida, he was able to notch 38 points in 48 contests with Detroit earlier in the year, which muddies the waters for any team discussing whether to sign the unrestricted free agent.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
7 months ago

Vanek said Tuesday that the Panthers are high on his list for the 2017-18 season, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vanek is a pending unrestricted free agent. He posted two goals and 10 points in 20 games with the club after coming over in a deal from the Red Wings before the trade deadline. The veteran will be on a team somewhere in 2017-18, but his days are a fantasy mainstay are clearly in the rear-view mirror.

Thomas Vanek
LW VAN
8 months ago

Vanek dished out a career-best four assists -- including one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Vanek had produced just one point in his first five games with the Panthers, but he finally flashed the skills that enticed Florida to part with young blueliner Dylan McIlrath and a conditional third-rounder for him at the trade deadline here. While the 33-year-old winger is far from fleet of foot at this point, his world-class hands have Vanek over the 40-point mark for the 12th consecutive season since he cracked the NHL in 2005-06.