Vancouver Province writer Jason Botchford, is reporting on his Twitter page that Slovakian winger Marian Gaborik has purchased a house in Vancouver. Gaborik is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, and is not expected to re-sign with the Minnesota Wild.
Prior to July 1st last season. Pavol Demitra was shown around in Vancouver by then-Canucks captain Markus Naslund and subsequently signed with the team on July 10th. Demitra was also Mike Gillis' former client.
The Minnesota Wild accused the Canucks of tampering and were investigated by the NHL, but no wrong doing was found.