Originally Posted by fantasyhockeygeek
If someone comes to me sniffing for Malkin, I don't want to deal Malkin. I'm not going to go to their roster and figure out what combination of players it would take because I'm not motivated to do so. I'd respond to them with "well, Malkin is a hell of a player, but I know I've got some holes at G, LW, and D so if you could offer me serious upgrades there maybe I'd consider it."
Sorry... FHG, are you reading what you write?
If you have a hole at G, LW, D... why wouldn't you just get right to it and ask for what you need?
You should be sending a response back asking for a G, LW, or D that you need.
Are you really saying you do NOT do this in your own trade negotiations?
You FORCE the other guy to offer you a player?
What a waste of time. Talk about rubbing somebody the wrong way.
How many times is he going to have to offer you something that's not up to par?
Seriously... that's ridiculous.
You wouldn't just tell the guy what you want????
A negotiation is back-and-forth, from LOW-to-HIGH.
When you reply, you start HIGH.
He comes back LOW.
You meet in the middle.
What you are saying is for only him to come with the offer:
then SORTA LOW,
then STILL LOW
then he says "Well, what the heck do you want... why don't you just tell me?"
Then you tell him.
Then he says, "No, too high... why didn't you just tell me what you wanted in the beginning?"
Negotitation: Discussion from two directions... not one.