It's hard not to notice all the mischievous-looking smirks that emerge on the faces of the Blackhawks when they are asked about Patrick Kane playing center.

Jonathan Toews, Dave Bolland and Marian Hossa all had them as the "Kane at center" experiment took hold of the Hawks' dressing room the past few days.

"It takes a commitment to defense and work ethic," Toews said of what it takes to excel at center. "So those two things right there are No. 1. Some guys have it, some guys don't.

"He can come ask me [for pointers] if he wants. It's up to him. I'm just joking. I think he'll do well. There are some little things here or there that you don't have to worry about as a winger. But it's nothing he can't handle."