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Pat Maroon pleads to NHL GMs

july 21, 2019
After winning the Stanley Cup with his hometown St. Louis Blues, Patrick Maroon is having trouble finding a job in the NHL.

With names like Panarin and Bobrovsky in the market, journeymen players like Maroon have gotten lost in the static.

Despite winning the Cup, Maroon only totaled 28 points last season with the Blues— the lowest in his career since 2016.

"Big Rig" has stated that as much as he would like to stay in St. Louis, he is open to helping anyone improve their roster.

Via Tom Timmerman on Twitter, Maroon stated:

"I'd love to be with St. Louis, I'd love to play here again. ... I'm 31 years old, I'm a big guy, I can help someone's locker room for sure and help someone's team and be a big presence in the locker room and a big presence on the ice."

Maroon is known for his tough style of play and locker room presence, and it is clear that he wants teams to know exactly what they'll be getting if they sign him.

With so many massive contracts being handed out in free agency this offseason, many teams have expressed interest in Professional Tryout Offers to avoid spending too much money on players that they don't necessarily need.

Players like Chris Stewart have received PTOs already this season, but Maroon doesn't necessarily fit that mold.

In terms of the Blues, GM Doug Armstrong stated that the teams RFAs are the priority right now.

Blues SC winning pieces Joel Edmundsson, Oskar Sundqvist, and Ivan Barbashev are all without contracts at the moment and look to be receiving good news sooner than Maroon.

With the buzz around the FA market dying down, Maroon just might have to wait his turn.
NHL LEADERS
POINTS GP PTS
LEON DRAISAITL 31 53
CONNOR MCDAVID 31 52
NATHAN MACKINNON 28 44
BRAD MARCHAND 29 44
DAVID PASTRNAK 29 43
JOHN CARLSON 31 43
JACK EICHEL 29 39
PATRICK KANE 29 35
ARTEMI PANARIN 28 34
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU 27 33
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
GOALS GP G
DAVID PASTRNAK 29 25
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 31 20
CONNOR MCDAVID 31 19
LEON DRAISAITL 31 19
NATHAN MACKINNON 28 18
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ASSISTS GP A
LEON DRAISAITL 31 34
CONNOR MCDAVID 31 33
JOHN CARLSON 31 32
NATHAN MACKINNON 28 26
BRAD MARCHAND 29 26
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
DEFENSEMEN GP PTS
JOHN CARLSON 31 43
CALE MAKAR 28 28
DOUGIE HAMILTON 29 28
VICTOR HEDMAN 24 24
ROMAN JOSI 27 24
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ROOKIES GP PTS
CALE MAKAR 28 28
VICTOR OLOFSSON 29 24
QUINN HUGHES 28 23
ILYA MIKHEYEV 30 17
MARTIN NECAS 26 16
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
WINS GP W
BRADEN HOLTBY 22 15
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK 23 14
TUUKKA RASK 18 13
JORDAN BINNINGTON 22 13
FREDERIK ANDERSEN 23 13
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
SHUTOUTS GP SO
PEKKA RINNE 16 3
JAROSLAV HALAK 11 2
TRISTAN JARRY 11 2
CARTER HUTTON 14 2
TUUKKA RASK 18 2
COMPLETE STANDINGS  

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