I may have been a little hard on the Aaron Asham signing earlier–but I don’t think so. Seeing as how the former Flyer has boosted business for plenty of doctors over his tenure, check out this second opinion on the bruiser himself courtesy of Pensburgh.com. If your still looking for more Asham information take a look at Seth Rorabaugh’s post from the Empty Netter’s blog.
One thing the acquisition does is almost ensure that Staal will be bumped up to the second line; something I outlined in over the summer. The Sporting News offers even more evidence that #11 will be the second center on the Pens and weighs in on where Evgeni Malkin will play in this article.
The subject of position was surely talked about this off-season when Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma visited Geno in Moscow. Another subject raised in Bylsma’s puckdaddy.com interview about the trip was the fact hat he might be back in Russia coaching for Team USA sometime in the future.
Still being four years away, the next Winter Olympics is quite a distance off. Perhaps a topic of more relevance is this seasons Winter Classic. NHLSnipers.com recently posted an article speculating what the Penguins new third jersey’s will look like. Personally, I’m not impressed. Icethetics.info and Rob Rossi first broke the news last season but I would have rather seen a gold jersey than a newer version of the baby blues. I’m sure the jersey’s won’t be the topic of conversation on New Years night though.