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Deadline Report: Seven teams calling about Maroon

According to TSN insider, Pierre LeBrun, pending free agent winger, Pat Maroon, is generating all kinds of trade interest at the deadline with as many as seven teams reaching out to the Oilers. As LeBrun puts it, “the action has heated up.”

After Rick Nash was moved early Sunday morning, the interest in Patrick Maroon has started to pick up as the big winger has actually produced a similar output as the aforementioned Nash. A major difference, of course, is the fact that Rick Nash is a known commodity whereas Pat Maroon’s increased production is relatively new. Also, Maroon has benefitted largely from playing alongside Connor McDavid, a luxury that inquiring teams are sure to use in an attempt to lower the asking price.

In 57 games played this season, Patrick Maroon has put up 30 points (14G, 16A) and has a Corsi For rating of 54 per cent. At a $2 million cap hit, the big winger will be one of the most valuable trading chips for Peter Chiarelli and the Oilers ahead of Monday’s deadline. If LeBrun’s reporting is accurate, and there’s no reason to suspect that it’s not, then the big winger who was once acquired for Martin Gernat and a fourth-round pick could fetch a tidy sum.

Which teams could be linked to Maroon? A quick Twitter search on the topic puts teams Winnipeg, Boston, and Toronto could be possible destinations.

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Source: Pierre LeBrun, Verified Twitter Account, 2/25/2018 – 11:58am MST

  • acesaaron

    Given the huge return for Nash and multiple teams interested, I’m hoping for a first or second rounder and a decent prospect. That or more would be a win for Chiarelli.

    • Hemmercules

      I didn’t think Maroon could fetch a first but after what they gave up for Nash I feel like they might be able to land one now. Shame he has to go. Can’t keep everyone I guess and sounds like the team is going a bit smaller and faster.

    • NoBuBlackOPS

      I would much rather he bring back a 20-22 year old prospect that can step in a play still this year. A first would be nice. But we need help now not in 3 years from now.

      • Gravis82

        20 to 22 Year old prospects, that are actually good, are never traded for rentals. You get the Leftover prospects that the drafting team knows won’t work out because they know the player, but no one else does yet. We need to acquire as many draft picks as possible.

    • Bag of pucks

      Ideally I’d like to see them work something like -TB for a 2nd and one of Joseph, Volkov or Spencer or something similar (prospect on the cusp in a deep system)

  • TruthHurts98

    If PC were a good GM he should get a pick and a good prospect. The NYR haul for Nash was impressive, same with the Duchene trade for Colorado. Play your cards right… is that possible with our GM???