McAllen is one of the hottest places in Texas.
But that’s not stopping San Jose Sharks fan Nathaniel Mata and his non-profit RGV Roller from bringing hockey to this Texas border town:
Also, the National Hockey Now writers got together to predict where the best remaining UFAs are going. Where will Mike Hoffman, Anthony Duclair, Travis Hamonic, Sami Vatanen, Andreas Athanasiou, and Zdeno Chara land?
How about Athanasiou to the San Jose Sharks?
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Ryan Wagman of McKeen’s Hockey gave San Jose’s draft a sterling review. He told SJHN: “I really liked their picks through Coe. Great upsides, reasonable floors. I would have targeted different players with their four seventh-rounders, but I get the picks. Nothing stupid.” Read more here!
Around the NHL…
Just before his arbitration hearing, the Sabres sign Sam Reinhart to one-year contract worth $5.2 million. (The Buffalo News)
What’s wrong with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl? (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)