Originally Posted by Call of Doughty
Ask the other GM, "what would it take to land Crosby?" and go from there.
Instead of wondering who to move, I'd ask the other GM for a response and go from there. And hope he doesn't want to clean your cupboards. Good luck.
Contrary to what a few others in this thread believe, I think this is a very bad approach.
You want to be the person to table the FIRST offer. It sets the tone for the negotiation and more important it establishes an ANCHOR (meaning ultimately if there's a deal, it will fall closer to where the anchor was initially established). The first offer should be slightly lopsided but not to the point where it's insulting.
If someone just simply asked me what it would take to land Player X, I would shoot for the moon because I would know they are desperate, meaning I establish the anchor.
Secondly, it just shows a lack of effort and research when you just ask someone what it will take... YOU'RE the one who wants THEIR player... so YOU come up with a package that might attract their interest.
I can't imagine ANY GM in the NHL calling up Yzerman and asking "hey buddy, what would it take to get Stamkos off you" lol