@arch stanton does bring up a good point regarding the #3 pick, and no Zegras or Drysdale.
So let's look at the #3, Steel, Silfverberg angle.
#3 would be no Zegras or Drysdale.
Steel is young, and promising. But Zegras/Comtois/Terry. Eichel/Ludestrom/Rakell. Getzlaf or Henrique/Volkov/Jones. nowhere for him to really play.
Silfverberg. Eichel is owed 6 years/$9 million per. Silfverberg is owed 3 years/$5.25 million.
So I'm kind of warming up to this idea. Probably needs one more player. Lindholm? That would actually then even out the salary for this year. Would give Buffalo someone they could flip for a pick and prospect. Would help the Ducks out in preventing BM from doing something stupid like protecting Silfverberg and Lindholm in the expansion draft.