Ha not a chance the Panthers do this. Horton is signed til 12-13 at a very good 4M tag. Kariya @6M for one more year isn't worth that at all. Heck if the pick were a 1st it still wouldn't get done. Likely have to throw in multiple picks or a 2nd tier prospect(Cole, McRae, Sonne).
Change Kariya to Berglund and you might have something going.
I wouldn't go that far. It would take Horton+ to get Berglund, let alone the Blues adding a pick.
That being said, there is zero chance Florida does this. How would it solve their problems? Their goal is to have young, cheap, talented NHLers, not injury plagued, older, expensive players. I would love it if they actually agreed to this, but I don't see any motivation for Florida to do it.
Come on guys. No way does Kariya waive his NMC to go to Florida. So this isn't even possible.
I would put money on Kariya willing to waive his NMC to go to Florida. He would be more willing to waive it to go to a non hockey town, then he would to go to a place like Toronto, New York, etc... He is a quiet guy who likes places where there isn't a whole lot of media involvement. Hence why he signed with STL in the first place (well, that and 6 million a year)