Lightning’s Pat Maroon expresses distaste for Avalanche honcho Stan Kroenke

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Tampa Bay Lightning winger Pat Maroon heads into the Stanley Cup Finals against the Colorado Avalanche with a little extra motivation, with Game 1 scheduled for Wednesday night.

Maroon will be aiming for his fourth straight Stanley Cup title. He won with the St. Louis Blues in 2019 and back-to-back years with the Lightning.

But against the Avalanche, he plays with even more fire. Maroon expressed his dislike for business mogul Stan Kroenke.

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the New York Rangers in the first period in Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals June 7, 2022 in Tampa, Florida has achieved.
(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

“I hate Stan Kroenke. I’m a boy from St Louis. I can’t stand this guy for taking over the Rams from St. Louis,” Maroon said Tuesday on The Pat McAfee Show.

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The current Los Angeles Rams team owner moved the franchise from St. Louis to the West Coast.

Kroenke had interests in the Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets before being forced to sell his interest in the franchises to take a majority stake in the Rams. He transferred ownership of these teams to his wife, Anna Walton Kroenke.

Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke walks onto the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans November 7, 2021 in Inglewood, California.

Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke walks onto the field during a game against the Tennessee Titans November 7, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

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“Taking that (the Rams) away from us… It just sucks. I know we had terrible years. (Former Rams defensive end) Chris Long used to tell me, ‘I mean, our teams are terrible.’ And then he goes away and wins back-to-back Super Bowls,” Maroon said.

“So it’s like you go from that environment to this one and you’re wondering why … But the fans in St. Louis are true passion and I just can’t stand that guy (Kroenke) for taking it ( the rams). get out.”

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon, right, celebrates after scoring in front of New York Rangers center Tyler Motte during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals March 7, 2009.

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon, right, celebrates after scoring in front of New York Rangers center Tyler Motte during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals March 7, 2009.
(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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The veteran has appeared in 17 games for Tampa Bay this postseason. He has three goals and one assist.

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