Pat Maroon reveals his true feelings about the Boston Bruins.

Pat Maroon reveals his true feelings about the Boston Bruins.

Three-time Cup champion Pat Maroon makes an incredible statement about his time with the Boston Bruins.

Jonathan Larivee

You can easily imagine how for a guy like National Hockey League veteran Pat Maroon the bar is set pretty darn high when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Maroon has achieved incredible success throughout his NHL career, winning the Cup multiple times as a member of different organizations, something he failed to do this season as a member of the Boston Bruins.

Maroon and the Bruins came up short, eliminated in 6 Games during the second round of the playoffs at the hands of the Florida Panthers and although you might expect that to have soured Maroon on his time with the Bruins, nothing could be further from the truth.

On Sunday, as the Bruins conducted their exit interviews after the conclusion of their season, Maroon made a rather unbelievable statement about his time in Boston, one that helps explain his seemingly genuine desire to return next season.

"I had the best experience of my life, of my career, to be a part of this group, and be a part of these guys that really, truly care," said Maroon on Sunday. "And I can’t thank them enough for welcoming me and my wife, and my daughter and my son to be a part of that."

Those are powerful words when you consider that Maroon has won it all as a member of both the St. Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightning, and it truly speaks to the kind of culture the Bruins have fostered within their locker room and within their organization.

It remains unclear if Maroon will be back in Boston come next season, but I suspect these comments will sway public opinion in his favor.