I don't feel he's reliable enough with his health. Skill-wise I have no complaints of his play this year, but Mrazek has been fantastic in both skill and health all season. I wouldn't complain if we brought him back cheap like you say, because we will still have Mrazek waiting in the wings to call up when he strains his groin again...
I will admit I wanted a shot at getting Perry on our team this offseason, and was somewhat disappointed he resigned in Anaheim. However, after watching this series, I've come to realize he could never be a Wing. His attitude makes me sick.
Truth, but DK would've been in instead of Lash, which may have changed things a bit. Helm, at this point I have no clue if he would make a difference. Our third line has been the most consistent line we've had. Imagine though, if you would, a line of Nyquist-Helm-Brunner. Holy speed.
I really hope Smith starts getting in form soon. He's been tossed around a lot this season with different pairings, and I think it's been bad for his development. I forget who has it in their signature, but it says that DeKeyser and Smith will be paired up next season. I hope they are correct because I think that would be a good pair.