ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Charlie Coyle said he feels like he has switched from center to right wing every other year of his career.
The line nomad is looking pretty comfortable in his return to center for the Minnesota Wild this season.
Coyle put his claim in for one of the center spots with a goal in Saturday's 4-3 preseason shootout win against the Winnipeg Jets. Coyle played 17 minutes, 52 seconds, had three shots on goal and won 80 percent of his faceoffs on Saturday.
"He was a horse," Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said. "Both ends of the rink, obviously scoring the goal but all over the ice; good to see him have a real strong game in the faceoff circle too, winning some big draws for us. His goal, direct result of that, but all over the ice doing the little things right. And obviously a big powerful guy who still continues to look like he has another gear in his game, especially coming through the middle of the ice playing center right now."
Coyle, who spent most of his rookie season ...