On July 1, the Rangers signed Arron Asham as part of a plan to replace Brandon Prust.
When asked if readers liked the move to sign Asham, 58% said that they didn’t.
On what Asham can bring, he told a Pittsburgh newspaper, “I’m still capable of going out there and giving you a good 10 or 12 minutes and contributing offensively. I’ll fight when the team needs me to. I haven’t lost much of the fighting skills. “
Pro Hockey Talk wrote of Asham, “For a team looking for so-called “toughness that can play,” Asham could be a nice fit.”
Pensburgh writes of Asham, “Always one to defend a teammate, Asham is a willing scrapper and definitely a physical force to be reckoned with. He is a guy that will fight for his teammates, but he’s also capable of some Islander-level thuggery. Do we really need that on this team next year? “
On his signing with the Rangers, The Pensblog wrote, “He’ll def make the Rangers better”
Two years ago, while Asham was on the Flyers and it was written that Boston may have interest in him, I wrote “He is another guy made to play for the Flyers, a la Dan Carcillo, but he would be a good player for Boston to add. He is tough, doesn’t take anything and can get under the other teams skin.”