Kariya arguably biggest prize available

With the end of the collective bargaining agreement coming next summer, clubs don't want to add more rich contracts.

Updated: July 1, 2003, 10:38 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Anaheim's unwillingness to re-up Paul Kariya for $10 million immediately throws the Mighty Ducks winger to the forefront of the 2003 class of unrestricted free agents.

By not giving Kariya a qualifying offer of the same amount he made last season, Mighty Ducks general manager Bryan Murray allowed the biggest star in the team's history free to shop the open market.