"From those I’ve talked to and trust, the consensus seems to be that a #Preds offer of 15, 24 and Askarov may not be enough to pry the No. 5 pick away from Montreal"
I'd do that
If I am MTL I hold out to the last second to try and squeeze something else out of it, otherwise, it's pretty solid. Askarov is a huge piece they need...
In the meanwhile check around the league to see what they can do with 15 and 24 if they don't keep them...