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Arron Asham Signs With Penguins, Now A Teammate Of 'Gutless' Matt Cooke

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Arron Asham to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

The contract is worth $700,000 and is for the 2010-11 season.

>> team press release

Oh but Arron, we had so many memories. How could you do this to us?

This signing is actually pretty damn funny. Remember back to January. In a scrum in the third period of a game against the Penguins, Matt Cooke bit Arron Asham. Woooooo drama!

More after the jump.

Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post had the transcript of Asham's meeting with the media that day.

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.

He does his job well. He’s an agitator. He’s garbage to me and I have no respect for him at all.

You should have a little more honor than that. Usually if you bite somebody you stick up for yourself and you fight the guy. Not this guy, he’s chicken and I have no respect for him. He plays the game hard and I respect him for that, but he yaps, he’s a dirty player. At least a guy like (Sean) Avery fights. This guy is just chicken (bleep) and I hate him.

It would have been better if he dropped the gloves with me, but he’s got no stones.

"Garbage."

"Gutless."

"No respect."

"Chicken shit."

"No stones."

"Teammate."