Kobasew pretty much played LW exclusively for us last year. Yes, it isn't his natural position, but he played it alot better than Bouchard/Clutterbuck have ever shown. Gillies natural position is LW, as is Kassian, but both could use more time in Houston. Wellman played some LW as well.
Almond, he needs another year to develop at the AHL level IMO. We're going to be qualifying Sheppard and could easily re-sign Ebbett for peanuts, give them each a final look next year while Cody develops. If you can get Jokinen or Morrison on a 1-year deal then sure, bring one in. Can't see any other quality UFA centers taking one year deals, and those 2 aren't that high of quality.
Next year is still an evaluation year IMO. Burns, Barker, Latendresse, who knows what we can expect from them? How will our prospects(Prosser, Scandella, Cuma, Falk, Gillies, Almond, Wellman, Palmer) progress? Avoid ruining the cap of this team and evaluate talent for one more year.