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via Josh Yohe tweet,
The New York Rangers give Arron Asham two years, $2 million.
Brendan Shanahan with the explanation.
So if the NHL wants to walk the walk of a big-time sports league it needs to sort itself out on this kind of stuff, and pronto.
Of course, the NHL could also try and ape the WWE, but has anyone at the league office looked at World Wrestling Entertainment’s financials lately? How’s that working out?
By all accounts, Asham isn’t a bad person, and he’s far from the only one importing bloodsport-style showmanship, but this is yet another pivot point for the NHL, and it says here old Ash is the guy who will pay the freight.
Sometimes saying sorry just doesn’t cut it.
-Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail where you can read more on this topic.
Jay Beagle started strong, but Arron Asham finished the job.
What do you think of Asham’s gestures after the fight?
After getting 9 out of 12 possible points in their last 6 games, and with Ryan Miller finding his groove again, you had to think maybe the Sabres were starting to get their swagger back. What better time to take on a powerhouse red-hot Stanley Cup contender on an 11-game winning streak to see where you’re at?
As it turned out, the Pittsburgh Penguins came into HSBC Arena last night and gave a lesson on what separates the big boys from the lesser teams like Buffalo. The Sabres came through with a pretty strong effort against a truly elite team. They showed some heart and, for the first two periods anyway, went at the Pens pretty hard.
But it still wasn’t good enough as Pittsburgh never trailed and scored a 5-2 win. While Sabres big guns Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek were whiffing on their scoring chances, Pens lesser-knowns like Arron Asham and Mike Rupp were cashing in on theirs.
For all of the positives that you can come up with about Buffalo’s recent streak, last night confirmed a disheartening truth about this group. The Sabres fall way short when matched up against quality teams. They’re now 2-12-1 against clubs that are seeded in the top 6 in either conference.
from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,
The team, apparently, has inquired about free agent Arron Asham. Agent Jarrett Bousquet said he has spoken to Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, though he added he hasn’t spoken to Yzerman in about a week and characterized Tampa Bay’s interest only as “mild.”
The level of the Lightning’s interest is difficult to pinpoint. The team, under Yzerman, has adopted a policy of not commenting on potential player acquisitions, and Yzerman has been busy the past week or so with the acquisition of Simon Gagne in trade from the Flyers and the signing of two assistant coaches.
from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,
Flyers right wing Arron Asham has accused Penguins forward Matt Cooke of biting him during a third period scrum. Asham told a small group of reporters following the Flyers’ 2-1 loss to the Penguins that while he was pulling Cooke off teammate Scott Hartnell, Cooke bit his finger.
Here is Asham’s account:
There was a scrum, I grabbed him. There were two guys on Harts and my glove got tangled in his mouth and he bit me, so I lost it.
It’s not bad, but he’s a gutless guy. I have no respect for him at all. I lined up against him and asked him to fight and he didn’t want to. If you go and bite someone … I just have no use for him.
from Fire & Ice,
Devils coach Brent Sutter and right wing Arron Asham got into a heated, profanity-laced exchange near the end of this afternoon’s intense practice at Prudential Center. Most of what was said can’t be printed, but Asham said it started because he didn’t chip the puck in the way Sutter wanted. Asham said something about the puck bouncing and Sutter ripped into him.
from the Star-Ledger,
“I know of some places where not everyone gets treated the same,” Asham said, referring to the Islanders, whom the Devils defeated, 2-1, last night at the Arena at Harbor Yard to finish the preseason with a 4-2 record.
And which player or players might have gotten preferential treatment?
“(Alexei) Yashin maybe,” Asham said.
Even though there were clearly some issues, and Asham even had a fight with goalie Rick DiPietro during one practice, he did not leave the Islanders with a lot of bitterness. He felt it was time to go and the Islanders weren’t devastated that he left.