John Tavares On the New York Rangers? It Could Happen!
Close your eyes Islander Fans, and John Tavares could be gone to. ...By George Kurtz John Tavares of the Islanders is one of the best players in the NHL. He is also an unrestricted free agent next summer. Although he is not quite on the same tier with a Sidney Crosby or Connor McDavid, he’s not that far off from either and by just about any estimation Taveras is one of the Top 10 players in the game. Whether or not he re-signs with the Islanders or leaves via free agency, he’s going to get paid well. Money won’t be an issue for Tavares. It’s much more likely to be a matter of where he feels most comfortable playing. Here are my Top 5 choices as to what jersey you will see Tavares putting on next season. 1. New York Islanders: He does seem to like playing for the Isles and the team has a promising future. After the season the NYI will likely have about $33 million to re-sign Tavares and several other restricted free agents. Money won’t be an issue here. What will be the issue is where the team will be playing after next season. Unless you live in a cave, you know the Isles left Nassau Coliseum several years ago and have been playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. That arena is not meant for hockey. The team has put in a bid to build a brand-new facility at Belmont Racetrack in Elmont, but Tavares is unlikely to find out about whether or not the team has won that bid before he hits free agency. Will he want to gamble that they do? It’s a risk he doesn’t have to take as he will have plenty of other suitors.
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