Tavares will speak to 5 teams, Rangers not among them

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The John Tavares decision was reportedly coming today and it appears it’s been made.

Predicting the 5 Teams

The Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, Vegas Golden Knights, and San Jose Sharks sound like the 5 teams that will comprise that list.

The fact that the Rangers are not on the list is surprising but it doesn’t mean they weren’t interested. As I’ve written before, John Tavares is not all bout the money and he wants to win. Tavares also would feel like he’d be sticking a dagger in the hearts of Islanders fans with a move to Broadway.

Gorton as is evident with the draft is committed to this rebuild and that means at some point, we have to address the 800 lbs gorilla in the room, Henrik Lundqvist. Will he change his mind and waive his no trade clause to go to a contender at the next trade deadline? It’s certainly going to be a question all next year.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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