I'm not all that worried about Sergei playing center since he always always struck me as a player that adapts quickly to what the coach wants him to do. I think it is the main reason he stuck after call-up. He has been asked to do a lot of different things since coming across the pond, and I haven't seen him do a poor job at any of them.
I can see your point about wingers playing D. Since SK has been good at PK I think he will adjust to the defensive aspects.
I don't consider him a strong faceoff guy though. It will be an interesting experiment that either pans out or goes a different way. Should be fun to watch
I hope you're right. I've enjoyed watching these kids develop this year. Melnick made a good point today talking to McGuire. Lok at who the kid's last coaches were, Lever, Hunter, then the staff with the CH. He's been exposed to a lot of people who know the whole game.