Patrick Maron, Stanley Cup Regular

Denver | Ed Litzenberger, father of MacDonald and Eddie Gerrard. If you’ve never read about the three former hockey players, we forgive you. They did not distinguish fantasy. But they have one thing in common. All three have won the Stanley Cup four times in a row with more than one team.

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Tampa Bay Lightning Senior Suite Patrick Marron could add his name to this list. Maroon won the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues in 2019, and has experienced the same joy the past two seasons with Lightning.

Facing a Colorado meltdown, he is crowned fourth.

“Just to win once, I thought it was crazy,” Marron said during Wednesday’s ballpark media. Maybe I can’t find the right words to express it. But I often fall back to one word: madness. When I finish my career, I will probably be better aware of what is going on. So far, this is happening very quickly.

“Last summer, I only came home in St. Louis for six weeks. I didn’t have much time to think about it. When you win, you don’t have time to rest. I didn’t have time to dip my big toe in the pool and reflect on my past seasons. I can’t believe I just finished 82 games, played three playoffs and found myself in the Stanley Cup Final again. I often have to pinch myself.”

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At the age of 34, Maron found himself on the wing alongside two veterans with Lightning, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Corey Berry. All three have a reputation for behaving as good leaders. While Perry was an offensive mover for the Anaheim Ducks, Maroon didn’t have that role in the NHL.

“To me, the Stanley Cup conquest seemed unreal,” the 6-foot-3, 238-pound winger replied with a big smile. I have now won three times. I say that all the time. There are players who will play twelve years in the NHL and will never have the opportunity to participate in a final or final. It’s a very difficult title to win. »

“My first chance was to win the cup with the St. Louis Blues in my hometown. That’s it, I found it magical. Three years later, I was able to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in a row. That’s crazy.”

love for st louis

There is never a lack of motivation in the final. But for Marron, just facing a Colorado meltdown is like adding fuel to a fire. It has nothing to do with hockey.

“I was a Rams fan in the NFL, but not anymore,” said the American. Stan Kroenke is the owner of the avalanche, but he is also the owner of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL. He’s the one who moved my team to Los Angeles. Just knowing I’m playing against his team in the final, I have more motivation. »

“When I was young, my dad had an annual subscription with the Rams, it was tied up in chains. We had four family tickets. In 1999, my dad was in Atlanta when the St. Louis Rams won the Super Bowl. I know the team has struggled for the past few years, but City St. Louis has some very strong fans. I had a feeling Kroenke wasn’t making an effort to build a winning team, he was just looking to leave for Los Angeles. It hurts. St. Louis deserves to have an NFL team. We lost our team twice in modern history.”

Before the Rams (1995 to 2015), there were St. Louis Cardinals from 1960 to 1987 in the NFL.

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