NHL Central Division Trade/Free Agency Moves

By Josh Brink
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May 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Benoit Pouliot (67) moves the puck against Montreal Canadiens left wing Thomas Vanek (20) during the second period in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild

A mid-day snag by the Minnesota Wild was the signing of Thomas Vanek in a three-year 19.5-million deal. The Minnesota Wild made it clear they were in search for a top forward with the ability to lift them on the score sheet as they move forward and try to better the team. Last year Thomas Vanek scored 27 goals and 41 assists