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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.
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