In November of 2011 the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds set the bar for blockbuster trades when they acquired goaltender Jack Campbell from the Windsor Spitfires. In return they gave Windsor two players ( (Mackenzie Braid and Patrick Sieloff) along with six draft choices: four second rounders, two third rounders and a conditional 15th rounder.
It may have been a rediculous amount to give up for a goaltender who ended up being pretty average in the OHL, but it showed what some people are willing to give up if they want it bad enough.
Now, when you have an asset like Kerby Rychel -- particularly the asset many teams want -- the asking price starts at something rediculous like what the Sault gave up.
Yes, it was too much. But you as for the moon and see what you end up with.
The price could, will, can, might or probably should come down. Or there might be a GM out there willing to overpay just like the Sault did for Jack Campbell.
So don't expect to get a player of Rychel's calibre for a young player and couple of picks. It's not going to happen. At least not right now.