Samsonov in Habs & Hockey Talk Posted October 19, 2006 Well as you may or may not know, you just don't move a guy to centre! ITs a position that your learn and play for years/ Samsonov is a career left winger, you dont just make him a centre. First off he's probably not very good on faceoffs, second your offensive zone and defensive zone play are completley different than a wingers. You can't just make Samsonov a centre in the same way Kovalev can't just become a defensman Yeah I know man, but it wouldn't hurt to try. Samsonov is completely ineffective right now.