If he is telling you he likes Giroux, Perry and Buff then I would start by offering one of either Giroux or Perry and a lesser quality skater, say someone like Eberle.
Something like Giroux and Eberle for Crosby or Perry and Eberle for Crosby. To me, the best offer you should give him would be both Perry and Giroux. You don't want to start with your best offer. That should be your last offer, not your first. If you like Eberle, then pick someone else of similar quality to him to add to your offer instead.
With your settings, I wouldn't want to lose Buff either.
10 Team, Points Only, Cash League
25 Man Roster (no position), top 20 point getters count at end of month
Keep 20/25 at seasons end, Cut 5 to FA for redrafting
Goalie points W=2pt L=-1pt SHO=2pt
Stamkos, Tavares, JaBenn, Couture, Wheeler, Lee, Turris, Steen, Letang, Kucherov, Byfuglien, Burns, Zuccarello, Hoffman, JSchwartz, Fabbri, Shattenkirk, KPalmieri, KConnor, BNelson, Konecny, Bjorkstrand, Ladd
G- Vasilevskiy, Bobrovsky
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