: Larry Brooks:
Rangers interested in Justin Schultz as a free agent
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04-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Change is good.
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Don't be so sure about this. If I was in his shoes, I would be very confident of my ability and very interested in joining a team where the window for greatness is just opening. Do you realize how many years this team could be good for?
You raise a really good point, Bob. I think a lot of fans underestimate the confidence most pro athletes have. We sit here as armchair GMs and say "well his odds would be about 15-20% higher if he goes to X instead", whereas Schultz probably thinks "yeah, I'm better than at least one of those guys - I can crack that squad."
I would also add that the presence of Stepan and McDonagh, not to mention the opportunity to play in NYC would be significant draws for him.
I'm not saying it's a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, but these things don't reported in articles like the one RB quoted above by accident. People with inside information are giving informed opinions based on their own personal interactions with the situation.
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