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Trials and Arbitration
Agent of Wild's Vanek says client in no criminal trouble

Thomas Vanek bet heavily on football games and wasn't very good at it. That seems to be the takeaway from a New York court case where the lawyer for a man who pleaded guilty to money laundering claimed Vanek had more than $1 million in gambling debt. Vanek, who signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Wild this summer, is not under investigation in the case, nor does he seem to be in trouble with the National Hockey League. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, however, the league would follow up on the situation. In the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHL Players' Association, the only mention of gambling comes in Exhibit 14.2:...