The Pens' recent signing of Asham has got me thinking. Though the Pens have a shortage of top-6 guys, they have quite a few good grinders. I think the Pens will end up with a fourth line something like Rupp-Adams-Asham. This line is pretty solid on its own, with everyone playing physically, but what really interests me is what will happen if/when the Pens throw Sid or Geno out on this line?
With Rupp-Crosby-Asham on the ice, the Pens have one superstar, and two grinders with decent hands. They could roll from the Staalkin line to that, and the other team would be forced to use their better defensemen against Geno. Maybe this will make up for having Dupuis/Talbot type guys in the top 2 lines.