‘"Didn’t matter to me," Vanek, in regard to his contract being a constant topic, told reporters during a conference call Monday. "The people that know me, it’s never been about money. I left at an early age from back home [in Austria] to chase my dream of playing in the NHL and win a Stanley Cup. The money’s not going to change the work I put in in the offseason and everything else. I put a tremendous amount of pressure on myself."’
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