Regardless of how the team shapes up now, that was a crap return for a pretty good player. That's all I was pointing out, plain and simple.
It was a crap return for a pretty good player because no one was willing to offer more. The circumstances are that for the caps to keep the best 23 players in their mind, Perreault had to be moved in some capacity. Obviously no one offered more, which means it was the best return for a player that the Caps valued less than everyone else on their team.
Perreault is a decent player. A real in-betweener. He was in between an ahl and an nhl player for a while. Now he is kind of in between a scoring line player and a grinder. Yes he has averaged ~.5 points per game. He will show up on the score sheet for a few games in a row then not be there for 7 games. He is a decent option for a third line that wants to be a scoring line and not a defensive shutdown line. He isn't particularly great at anything, but is pretty good at a bunch of things.