Sep 21, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT
No one will sensibly argue Taylor Hall‘s skill, but now his versatility is being tested.
Hall, one of four Edmonton Oilers stars-in-the-making, has been moved from the wing to center during training camp, with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins still working back from off-season shoulder surgery.
“I am enjoying (center) a lot more than I probably thought I would. I had some trepidation coming into it, but I’m feeling good,” Hall told the Edmonton Journal.
“It’s just a timing thing when I really get my timing down there’s a lot of holes on the ice.”
Hall moving to the middle has been a point of discussion for about the last two weeks, even though his offensive contributions have come while playing on the wing.
Playing primarily on left wing last season, Hall averaged more than a point-per-game, with 50 points in 45 games.
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