Originally Posted by The Hockey Hitman
My advice would be unless you get what you WANT, don't make the deal. You have all the bargaining power here, since you have the best player. Forget about the enigmatic Ovechkin. Go for the win-win scenario:
Malkin + Grabovski + Havlat
Tavares + Couture + Perry
Thats a deal you win.
If he says no, then you still win since you own Malkin.
Tell him it makes no sense for you to trade arguably the best fantasy player out there unless you get an overpayment. Stick to your guns, don't settle for less...theres no rush.
IMO...a GM who accepts this offer (losing Tavares, Couture and Perry for essentially malkin and spare parts) may as well hang up his fantasy shoes. The pendullum swings full force in the other direction for this proposal...but perhaps that's Hitman's strategy...to drive home the fact that you are in the negotiating driver's seat with Malkin!
C - Tavares, Getzlaf, Ribeiro, (C/R)
L - Hall, Semin, Macdonald(C/L), Healtey(L/R),
R - Perry, Yakupov, Voracek, Voracek, Williams, Boyes
D - Streit, OEL, Edler, Karlsson, B. Smith, Beauchemin, Seidenberg
G - Rinne, Bryzgalov, Anderson, Bernier, Vokoun
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Roster (14 Kept Players): C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, Util, Util, G, G,
(Weighted Category Points: see below).
(Points: G a/o A) 6