Rangers odds to land the biggest free agents this summer

Carlson and Tavares (USATSI)

Free Agent Frenzy comes on July 1st and it will be an exciting time for New York Rangers fans. Why? Because it will truly signal what direction Jeff Gorton will be going for next season. So let’s see what the odds experts think.

John Tavares

Looks like the Islanders are the favorites here to retain JT’s services. If Tavares goes to free agency, the Rangers rank 4th on the list. My belief is that the Rangers would vault to top 3 if Tavares opts for free agency, but I think he stays on the Island.

Ilya Kovalchuk

No surprise here, a lot of people have him Broadway bound.

John Carlson

I am pretty certain after winning the Cup that Carlson is going nowhere. However, if he does the Rangers will be in the running.

Erik Karlsson

Although he isn’t a free agent, I found this interesting to add. Looks like the line on Karlsson is that he’s a goner in Ottawa. If that’s the case, the Rangers will possibly try to trade for him.