By his own admission he wasn’t overly enthusiastic about switching from left wing to centre but now that he’s had a couple of games in the middle Taylor Hall is developing an unexpected appreciation for the new role.

He’ll play between Ryan Smyth and Ales Hemsky again tonight when the Edmonton Oilers take on the Vancouver Canucks.

“I am enjoying centre a lot more than I probably thought I would. I had some trepidation coming into it but I’m feeling good” said Hall who is auditioning for the role while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins strengthens his surgically repaired shoulder.

“It’s just a timing thing when I really get my timing down there’s a lot of holes on the ice.”

This will be the third game for the line their second against the Canucks.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing with Hemmer and you always know where Smytty is going to be. He’s either going to be in front of the net or behind the net battling for a puck. That’s good for me as a new centreman” Hall continued.

“I’m looking forward to keeping to going.