Maybe if he was on a really crappy team that didn't have Malkin and Crosby, he'd have more pressure put on him to perform and he'd give that extra push -- like if people were paying more attention to him as a bigger fish in a smaller pond.
I don't know, I can't claim to know. Just what I've been wondering. It would seem odd that he wouldn't want to be on board with this great team and organization -- but if he'd be happier elsewhere, then so be it and let Shero do his thing.
I don't know -- I'm editing this to add that maybe it is confidence and I've got it backwards -- being with such huge talent would make him feel more pressure.
So I guess this is a whole post of insomnia and pointlessness. But I'll at least admit it.