Looks like the Gophers could be losing Vanek. It's in todays Star Tribine. Buffalo has confirmed they are in talks to sign him. Not really a bad thing, since he was just "there" for the Gophers last season. He needs to move on imo. No doubt they would miss the skill though.
Also, good ol' Sid has a quip about Ballard, saying that Phoenix wants him to turn pro. Not much other then that so take it knowing whom it came from.