Pat Maroon joining the Minnesota Wild was definitely not the biggest move of the offseason across the NHL, but entering the month of November, it definitely looks like the Wild made the right move adding Maroon.
Pat Maroon has impressed early with the Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild traded for Pat Maroon this past July, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a seventh round pick in the trade. For the Lightning, it was another move to try and get under the salary cap, for the Wild, it has definitely paid off through month one of the season.
Pat Maroon has played in all ten of the Wild’s games this season. He currently has put up one goal and seven points in that time, in fact, Maroon is already half way to tying his regular season point total last season.
Maroon has been a very capable player for the Wild bottom six, and he plays the physical brand of hockey that this team likes to play. Even though Minnesota is 3-5-2 and has struggled as of late, Maroon is one of the bright spots on this roster.
Check out Pat Maroon’s goal from the Wild’s 4-3 loss this past Sunday at the hands of the New Jersey Devils.
The Wild have picked up just one point in their past four games, and they definitely need to turn things around quick. Their next handful of games are going to be tough with matchups against both New York teams, the Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings all to come.
Maroon is a capable bottom six forward that can help the Minnesota Wild should they find their way into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but right now the team needs to figure their special teams, their top line and their goaltending just to name a few of the issues in Minnesota. The Wild’s next game is Saturday night against the New York Rangers. This would be the perfect time to right the ship and get a win.