Asham Issues Apology After Fight With Capitals’ Beagle

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins’ Arron Asham has issued an apology for his actions following a fight with the Washington Capitals’ Jay Beagle during their game at CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday night.

The Penguins lost the game 3-2 when the Caps’ Dennis Wideman scored a power play goal in overtime, but the third period fight between Asham and Beagle has stirred some controversy.

Asham called himself “classless” for rubbing it in.

The Penguins forward dropped Beagle with two punches, sending Beagle face-first onto the ice.

On his way to the penalty box, Asham spread his arms out, palms down, and followed it up by placing his hands on the side of his head to imitate someone sleeping.

Beagle’s face was bloodied and he had to be helped off the ice.

After the game, Asham said the ending of the fight was “unfortunate” and his behavior “uncalled for.”

Meanwhile, the Caps’ Alex Ovechkin said Asham was “not respectful” for going toe-to-toe with an inexperienced fighter.

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  • bill

    I,m glad to see Asham appologise. All NHL fighter and player show alot of resepct for each, and I don,t want to see the NHL turn into the classless NFL were player dance around after every hit,tackle, and play they make.

  • Dan

    Asham admitted he was an idiot for his after-the-fight actions. But caveman #8 can go to h… with his claim of “don’t fight inexperienced fighters”. What a wuss of a statment!

  • Devil's Advocate

    Another Penguin Punk shows his true colors, this is one of the most bush league acts I have seen in a while. I’m sure I will hear, ‘he apologized”, sure he did, and so do a lot of criminals but that still doesn’t take away the fact that it happened, bush league!

  • hockey fan

    “Bush League” is fighting a guy who is 5’6′ and 165 lbs – not a guy who is 4 inches taller and 10 lbs heavier than you! Maybe Beagle should wear a pink armband so other players know that he is not a fighter!

    • Devil's Advocate

      Hey “fan”, I’m not talking about the fight itself, I don’t have a problem with that at all, It was the gesture afterwards that was highly inappropriate. I seem to recall how upset Penguin Slappies were last year when the Islanders ran amok over the Pens, same type of vibe if you ask me.

      • Steve

        That’s right, because the Islanders apologized and acknowledged that what they did was completely wrong. Oh wait, no they didn’t. Instead they tried to throw parties around it and celebrate it. If you’re going to make comparisons, try not to make ones that make you look like an idiot.

  • Devil's Advocate

    Steve, I’m not condoning what the Islanders did any more than what Asham did, but in your eyes an apology makes everything go away, typical Pittsburgh fan, let’s pretend this never happened, just like with your beloved Quarterback.

    • Steve

      There’s no pretending this didn’t happen. It did happen, it was classless and he immediately realized it and owned up to it. It’s not like he has a history of these actions. It’s obvious that you’ve formed your opinion and nothing can change it and that’s your’re right, but I believe your view is wrong. If this was Cooke then I’d agree with you but it’s not. If there’s some repeat pattern with him then obviously his apology was just lip service but I don’t believe that to be the case. I think he was caught up in the moment of a fight and acted badly and he realized it and felt bad for it. Time will tell. As for you “typical Pgh fan”, Ben has never been a fan of mine after hearing about his attitude in the city (aside from the charges) so bark up a different tree….typical non-Pgher that you are.

      • Devil's Advocate

        So what did you do that would cause Ben to not be one of your fans? I think what you meant to say was that you have never been a fan of Ben’s, please try and correctly assemble your thoughts before posting. I guess that if this is how all Pittsburghers try and express themselves, I’m happy to say that although I live near Pittsburgh, I am not a Pittsburgher.

  • pens fan

    Devil’s Advocate,You live near Pittsburgh, You must mean Cleveland. I be bitter to

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