What's your point about centers? Because you are missing mine. Being an overall better player doesn't mean you will break the mold that the others couldn't. Being good at playing center requires certain skills. You are saying that because there's no precedent and you are a fan, any type of analysis need not apply about his qualifications to play center. I'm done arguing with you about this, if this is the logic you are going to use. Tell me why he will fit at center. Don't respond with rubbish. And some of what you say also is flawed. Hughes stats are unprecedented, but he played on the best U17 NTDP team the USA has ever had so inflated stats there, and the U18 NTDP team was one of the best U18 teams the USA has had, so more inflated stats. The case for Hughes is a good one based on his skill-set, its a poor one when people are making references to his stats. Past comparisons certainly do apply. Its debatable whether he's better or worse than recent guys like Eichel and Matthews, and past guys like Kane.