Sharks’ Chmelevski processing game faster than ever originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Skating isn’t the most important thing.
Chmelevski, along with John Leonard, started Saturday night on the fourth line flanking Scott Reedy. But after the Sharks got down 4-1 in the first period to the Dallas Stars, head coach Bob Boughner elevated Chmelevski next to Logan Couture.
“I thought Sasha’s game was strong. I knew that right off the bat,” Boughner said. “You try and make adjustments as a game goes on and give guys opportunities where they deserve, and I thought he deserved that opportunity to play on that big line.”
And indeed, the promotion paid immediate dividends, as both Chmelevski and Logan Couture showed how smarts can trump skating.
Source: Yahoo Sports