This gives every indication of being a pure and simple salary dump. Salary dumps don't have to always be bad. If you were convinced that this guy wasn't going to play for you and you can save a half million, then fine. We don't know if he was given a specific summer program and blew it off or that there was some other reason to banish his ass to Toronto.
I still think that he should have been given a chance in the new system.
"There is one other possibility that is a little more ominous for Tampa Bay: that the Islanders are too big, too fast and too good for the Lightning. Maybe they are the better team". Tom Jones after game 1