Patrick Maroon will NOT be signed by the Edmonton Oilers this season. Why? Cause the big guy just signed a 1 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Normally I wouldn’t care about a player that’s not even an Oiler signing for some random team, but this story is different. Maroon, one of the most loved players by Edmonton fans the past two seasons is returning to his home.
I’LL MISS YOU PATTY! ? -bm https://t.co/uUxrMQemjA
— OilersNation.com (@OilersNation) July 10, 2018
In recent interviews, the un-signed Patrick Maroon has stated that he wants to play for a team that wants him there and will accept his role in the organization. The two teams he discussed wanting to re-sign with were either New Jersey or Edmonton. I think any team that were to top his list was the St. Louis Blues, however it seemed to be a pipe dream for him. I’m sure Maroon never expected to actually get signed with the Blues, because playing in the NHL in the same city that his son lives in seemed too good to be true.
I’m sure nearly every Oiler fan wanted to see Maroon sign in St. Louis, so this is delightful news to read about. Maroon proved numerous times to the city of Edmonton that he always wears his heart on his sleeve. In one of his more memorable interviews while playing a road game in St. Louis, Patrick Maroon spoke to Gene Principe in tears on how great it is to see his son again and how hard it is to be away from him. I dare you to try watch this video below and NOT feel happy for him being signed by his hometown.
This is one of those scenarios where if you love someone, you have to let them go. Yes I was wishing that Maroon will get re-signed in Edmonton, but at this point I’m even more happy that he’s returning to St. Louis where he can be with his son.
Maroon signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Blues which makes me think, could the Oilers have signed him for that price as well? I would have loved to see Maroon come back in a reduced role and smaller salary while playing a depth position. He obviously took a home-town discount with the Blues, but maybe he would have done the same in Edmonton?
On behalf of Oilersnation, we’re wishing you the best with your new team, Big Rig!
Living my dream of being a @StLouisBlues goalie, except you’re not a goalie? Couldn’t be more proud of you @patmaroon and the best part is that I don’t have to miss the @Cardinals #openingday2019 for hockey this year? love you? #LGB
— Francesca Vangel (@FrancescaAnna) July 10, 2018
Pat Maroon becomes an immediate fan favourite wherever he plays. The Blues got a good player and an even better person. Best of luck in St.Louis, @patmaroon!
— Adam (@OilersAdam) July 10, 2018
Here's what I got: told that Patrick Maroon to #stlblues has been finalized, could be announced Monday & expected to be for one-year, $1.7 million & that Blues and Maroon will entertain a contract extension when first allowed in January. Looks like Oakville native is coming home.
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) July 9, 2018
Hold up. Patrick Maroon is coming off a career high 43 point season and he’s signing with STL for only one year, and $300,000 LESS than what he made last season? What the hell is that? #NHL
— thepuckdude (@thepuckdude) July 9, 2018
The Patrick Maroon signing is just the cherry on top of what has been an unreal offseason for Doug Armstrong. He turned a @StLouisBlues team lacking depth into one with a truly lethal top 9. #stlblues #lgb
— Between Two Posts Podcast (@B2Ppodcast) July 8, 2018