Because that is probably what he wanted. Why does Volchenkov deserve a NTC?
It's really this simple ^^^^ Rag on the Zubrus (or similar) type signings all you want but we didn't have to rearrange our finances and dump players to make his contract work for us lol. It's really that simple, and that's really why people are scratching their heads at this Flyers signing..
More than just one team wanted Volchenkov when he was UFA... Offers had to be competitive and realistic.
4 or 5 teams made offers. The Devils blew everyone out of the water. NTC was just because.