I may still not like the signing, but this quote I found at least promissing.
"I had offers from some National Hockey League teams and it's no secret there was interest from European clubs," Czerkawski said. "But as soon as my agent (Neil Abbott) started talking to Toronto and they made an offer, it wasn't a very tough choice for me. I told my agent that it's the place I want to be and Mats had said a lot of good things about the town, the team, the fans and management."
Perhaps its just trying to warm up to the fans, but if true, its at least encouraging.