As Patrick Maroon wonders when his phone will ring next, the unrestricted free agent got to spend his special day with the Stanley Cup on Saturday.
The Blues hometown hero, who's double-OT goal in Game 7 of Round 2 sent the Blues to the Western Conference Final, spent the day with his son and closes friends and family members.
From cereal to toasted ravioli, Maroon and his family used Lord Stanley's mug as the perfect, over-sized bowl for multiple people to eat out of at once.
As the partying winds down, Maroon will assert his attention back to finding a job for next season. While the game is shifting towards a more dynamic and skilled style, which doesn't necessarily scream Maroon's attributes, Maroon feels his intangibles can still make a considerable impact on a team.
One of the more physical players in the league, Maroon didn't exactly have the greatest season statistically, but still put together a modest 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in 74 games.
Come the playoffs, he chipped in with 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) in 26 games.
Factor in his age and how skating isn't a strong suit, you can see why some teams have likely passed on Maroon.
Maroon signed a hometown discount for one-year deal worth $1.75 million with the Blues on July 10th in the summer of 2018. Given his clutchness in the playoffs, he's likely due for a raise, making it tough for St. Louis to offer him a sizeable extension. GM Doug Armstrong admitted that'll be difficult to "bring the band back together" earlier this summer.
According to Cap Friendly, St. Louis has over $7 million in cap space, but still need to sign RFAs Ivan Barbashev, Oskar Sundqvist and Joel Edmundson.