Larkin, AA, Sheahan, Glendening. Those are the 4 centers. If Helm comes cheap and short term, fine. If he wants a long deal or more than $2.5, he can get overpaid somewhere else. But given Abdelkader getting the panic please don't leave contract, ibsee 7 years at North if $3.5 per, front loaded so there's a recapture penalty and with a modified ntc.
Helm currently makes. 2.125 on a deal he signed 4 years ago as a RFA. You really think he's only going to get a 375 000 dollar raise, with 4 years of rising nhl salaries, and given that he's poised to be an UFA? It's a UFA contract and he's not Drew Miller, he'll definitely get at least 3 mill.