From James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail:
He may not be the big, physical centre this team could use, but he puts points on the board and a four-year deal would be wholly reasonable given he turns 31 in May. The free agent class is so thin that if July 1 is going to be your draft, you'll want to select the likes of Brad Richards.
Thanks to James for composing this at 3am after the Globe Christmas party. I didn't even have to edit it.