Okay, cool. Provide evidence? Elias's speed isn't there anymore, his shot isn't great, but he distributes the puck quite well and his defense is top notch at either position, but of course defense at center is more important. And Elias has said on numerous occasions that he doesn't mind switching.
He prefers playing wing and has stated it repeatedly but because he can play center he gets pushed there all the time. His best seasons have always been as a winger. Check the stats he is better at wing. You love stats but seem to ignore them when you don't like how they counteract your own presumptive opinions.