Let's look at the back end first:
Ericsson is big, better at defending now, and even scores every once in a while. needs to shoot more.
Kindl is rounding into a REAL NHL defenseman this year.
Smith's effective first year, since he's only really played spots before
White: Useless. Trade him or Amnesty him
Coca-cola: Injured. Often. Barely played this year. If he turns out to suck, trade or waive.
Lashoff: Who saw this coming? Rookie (half) year, and looks pretty good.
Kronwall: I wish he'd hit more. But we have him locked up untill 2019.
Huskins: Worked good as a shutdown D-man this year when Covo went down. Could be a trade piece to someone looking to shore up their 2nd/3rd pairing (and Pittsburgh's defense is as porous as a doylie)
Quincey: Needs to get angry, as it only seems that he scores/defends/does well when he's hitting/charging/pushing. Look on his LA days for evidence of that.
Forwards that aren't Z, Pasha, Helm, or Brunner:
Cleary: UFA after this year, and no one wants him.
Sammy: Injured. Again. Logo Hunter and old. Waive, trade to a cap-floor team, or Amnesty.
Andersson: Young, played capably, stayed up with the big club. could be an involved prospect
Same goes for Nyquist, Tatar, Emmerton.
Tootoo: WE NEED GRIT. DO NOT TRADE OUR GRIT (unless you get someone more capable with scoring as well as with the fists)
Miller: 3rd liner, who would take him?
Eaves: Almost as bad with his luck as DiPietro, but he still tries. Who would take him?
Bert: I think this injury will end his career. Don't seem to hear a lot about progress with him.
Flip: Only because he's FA at year end. Could make a good rental and we get a pick.
Franziska (He will EARN back Mule Status when I see it): Who would eat that contract for that long for a power forward that doesn't exactly instill "power"? Nevermind, I know who. Vancouver.
Abby: Gritty. Homer esque. don't know what his trade value would be.