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Topic #1 – In a 12 Team, 23 Players (maximum 4 goalies), H2H, Keep 15 (maximum 2 goalies) league with rosters of 2C, 2RW, 2LW, 3F, 4D, 2G, 8 Bench, 2 IR+ and categories of G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, HIT, BLK, W, SV, SV%, SHO, a GM has put Aleksander Barkov on the trade block, seeking a two for one deal to obtain more talent depth in furtherance of a rebuild. What offer should a competing GM – who won in 2021-22 – make to obtain him, given this roster:
C – Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel, Jack Hughes, Mathew Barzal, Marco Rossi
LW – Kirill Kaprizov, Andrei Svechnikov, Jake Guentzel, Jamie Benn (C), Elias Pettersson (C)
RW – Mitch Marn