He wasn't tendered an offer by Florida. This is a guy who had 3 straight season where he had 39 points, 40 points, and 48 points. Then, in the middle of the 2002-03 season, he was traded to Florida and he's sucked ever since. He had a .5 or so PPG before the trade and a .36 PPG after. Maybe we can rekindle that flame. Oh and he was over 50% in faceoffs last year. He's well sized at 6'2" 218. He's a good playmaker and might go well on our second line with Erat/Hartnell. And, until last year, he never missed more than 3 games in any of his previous 6 seasons. And he could likely be had for around the price of Arkhipov.