Breaking down why the Penguins strongly feel Tanner Glass will be an ugrade over Arron Asham


COMPARING TANNER GLASS VS ARRON ASHAM Rugged role players Tanner Glass and Arron Asham had identical offensive numbers last season, 5 goals and 11 assists and received identical deals in free agency, Glass signing a 2 year, $2.2 million contract with the Penguins and Arron Asham heading to Broadway, signing a 2 year, $2.2 million contract with the New York Rangers. Who signed the better player and fit for their system? Arron Asham was a player who was very well liked in Penguins locker room from the players to management. Asham is regarded as an all around great guy, would stick up for his teammates at the drop of the hat and provided a tough presence on the 4th line who could chip in offensively at times. When the Penguins signed Asham in August 2010, the team believed he could emerge into a 12-15 goal scorer in their system andRead More »

Asham not among Penguins early priorities


Keep in mind that it’s very early in the process but the Penguins priorities on the free agent front are coming to the forefront this week. While the Penguins have reached out to the agents of 4 pending free agents, one a restricted free agent in Tyler Kennedy, and are engaged in contract talks with role players Craig Adams and Mike Rupp this week, the team has yet to reach out to Arron Asham’s camp. Sources in Asham’s camp say the two sides {Penguins} have not had any discussions and it’s the Penguins move to initiate talks.