A 2nd rounder might be ok... but it still bumps somebody from the team... the dream scenario would be to move Bourque or better yet Desharnais, of course, but surely Florida isn't up for that, alas. I guess I'd have to know the whole scenario. Mathias isn't really a good enough player to go too far out of our way to acquire.
Mathias is a big kid who can really skate. He does not possess more than 3rd line potential but he could develop into a solid shutdown player. Another player I covet on the Panthers is Eric Gudbranson.
Really Matthias? He will make a marginal impact on the team. He's at best a lateral move if Bourque is shipped out. Right now, he hasn't shown much consistency to pot 10-15 goals a season. He will also need playing time to produce and right now there isn't any room in the top 9 with the signing of Briere and emergence of Bournival.