Patrick Maroon got a two game suspension for hitting Drew Doughty in the head, when Doughty didn’t have the puck and was turned away from him. What does this mean for the Oilers and for him? Until the team can actually kill off a penalty or have its top power play unit generate a goal, it means very little. Edmonton’s not-so-special teams have killed its playoff hopes. As for Maroon, he’s battling for a new contract with the Oilers — and if it weren’t for the presence of Milan Lucic he might have a shot at winning one. Maroon, 29, is playing at the same good level of two-way play as he exhibited last year, improving almost every line he’s on. He’s outperforming Lucic by a considerable amount. For example, Maroon’s even strength plus-minus on Grade A chances is +1.02 per game, making him one of the best wingers on this team in this category, just as he was last year.
Patrick Maroon's suspension and its negligible consequences for him and Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Journal | Jan 4