The 2011 UFA List: Arron Asham

by: The PensNation Staff

Arron Asham

Arron Asham, for two years he was the enemy playing in Philadelphia, then came August 20th 2010 when GM Ray Shero pulled the trigger and signed Asham to a low-risk 1-year deal. Although he missed a bunch of games in the regular season and didn't put up the numbers one might have expected coming into the season come playoff time he was money. If you look at his numbers for this season and take into account that he only played in 44 of a possible 82 games and going at a .25 points per game rate he would have put up another 10 bringing his total to 21 points which is still a far cry from the career high of 34 he put up in 2002-2003 with the Islanders but still commendable for a 4th line guy. Putting the points aside Asham is a great gritty guy to have on your team that doesn't take shit from anyone and isn't afraid to drop the gloves every once and awhile. say the Pens bring back Rupp, Adams, and Asham that would make a 4th line that no one would want to mess with and personally I think would be one of the better 4th lines in hockey right now.

The question on everyone's mind is will Arron Asham be offered a new contract by the Pens and will he sign said contract. Personally I think Shero will take a run offering up something similar to $700k he was paid this past season and if I was a 33 year old 4th line winger looking to win a Stanley Cup I would sign that tender. I say Asham will be back and the hockey genius that he is Mike thinks he will pack up and move on to somewhere else.

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