Give In To Summit Fever
Every mountain climber experiences what is called summit fever at least once.
Summit fever is when a climber just won’t let go of the thought of summiting the mountain they are climbing, even when it could affect their well-being.
Folks, the Rangers’ Stanley Cup chances are nil, gone, zero.
If Gorton signs a high risk/high reward player such as Steven Stamkos, the Rangers will be moving in the entirely wrong direction.
The goal should be to rebuild and restock the Hartford Wolfpack/prospect pipeline, not bank on championship hopes and dreams.
Stamkos is also damaged goods, and I’ve covered why inking him would be a bad move.
If Gorton goes after a big-name player, it will clearly send the message that the New York Rangers’ organization has not let go of their Stanley Cup dreams.
The Rangers will then most likely end up with yet another bloated and unmovable contract which will make their situation even more dire.