It was a tough pill to swallow even though everyone saw it coming. Being out of contention, the Oilers shipped Patrick Maroon to the New Jersey Devils prior to the trade deadline in exchange for a prospect and draft pick.
Despite being moved, Maroon told reporters that he still wants to be an Oiler. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and the team reportedly had interest in extending the Big Rig prior to trading him.
Obviously the obstacle to navigate is having two similar, older wingers in Maroon and Milan Lucic eating up somewhere around $10 million in cap room.
Patrick Maroon has been an excellent Oiler over the parts of three seasons he spent here and he had excellent chemistry with Connor McDavid. Do you bring him back?