NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.
The latest edition features Tampa Bay Lighting center Steven Stamkos:
TORONTO -- The questions are simple and direct. The answers leave room for debate and conjecture.
To Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos: Do you consider yourself a right wing or a center?
"I'm a natural center, have played center my whole life, so if the question is where am I more comfortable, I'm more comfortable playing center," Stamkos told NHL.com during the NHL's Player Media Tour earlier this month. "But I think I proved last year I could play both and still be effective."
To Lightning coach Jon Cooper: Is Stamkos going to play center or right wing?
"Steven has clearly played more at center than on the wing in his career so obviously he's more comfortable at center," Cooper said. "However, he just proved in the playoffs that he can excel on the wing. It's a great weapon as a coach to have players that can play both center and wing."